Determinants of Different Aspects of Upper‐Limb Activity after Stroke

Bea Essers*, Camilla Biering Lundquist, Geert Verheyden, Iris Charlotte Brunner

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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We examined factors associated with different aspects of upper‐limb (UL) activity in chronic stroke to better understand and improve UL activity in daily life. Three different aspects of UL activity were represented by four sensor measures: (1) contribution to activity according to activity ratio and magnitude ratio, (2) intensity of activity according to bilateral magnitude, and (3) variability of activity according to variation ratio. We combined data from a Belgian and Danish patient cohort (n = 126) and developed four models to determine associated factors for each sensor measure. Results from standard multiple regression show that motor impairment (Fugl–Meyer as-sessment) accounted for the largest part of the explained variance in all sensor measures (18–61%), with less motor impairment resulting in higher UL activity values (p < 0.001). Higher activity ratio, magnitude ratio, and variation ratio were further explained by having the dominant hand affected (p < 0.007). Bilateral magnitude had the lowest explained variance (adjusted R² = 0.376), and higher values were further associated with being young and female. As motor impairment and biological aspects accounted for only one‐ to two‐thirds of the variance in UL activity, rehabilitation including behavioral strategies might be important to increase the different aspects of UL activity.

StatusUdgivet - mar. 2022


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