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Pilot study: Computer-based virtual anatomical interactivity for rehabilitation of individuals with chronic acquired brain injury

C. Douglas Simmons, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, et al.

The number of veterans diagnosed with acquired brain injury continues to increase. Issues with upperlimb motor function and executive functioning can compromise one’s ability to complete everyday activities. This article reports on changes in upper-limb motor and executive functioning of 12 adults with chronic acquired brain injury who participated in a pilot study to determine the utility and potential efficacy of using a computer-based motor program. Six participants demonstrated improvement in shoulder, elbow, and wrist movements. Participants demonstrated clinically relevant improvement in shoulder, elbow, and wrist strength. Finally, nine participants demonstrated noticeable improvements in executive functioning following intervention.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0103

Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 377 — 390


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Simmons CD, Arthanat S, Macri VJ. Pilot study: Computer-based virtual anatomical interactivity for rehabilitation of individuals with chronic acquired brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):377–90.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0103
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