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The perceived functional benefit of dynamic arm supports in daily life

Loek van der Heide; Luc de Witte

For people with neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, stroke, or other conditions affecting the arm function, it is a challenge to eat independently or to brush their teeth. Dynamic arm supports can help people do these activities. The perceived functional benefit of these devices was assessed in this study. Results show that people with limited functional abilities benefited most and that benefits and use differ widely among subjects. It is therefore essential that selection of a dynamic arm support be made on an individual level, considering the functional abilities, needs, and environment of the end-user.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.06.0099

Volume 53 Number 6, 2017
   Pages 1139 — 1150


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
van der Heide L, de Witte L. The perceived functional benefit of dynamic arm supports in daily life. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):1139–50.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.06.0099
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