Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Effectiveness of Robotic Therapy on Upper-Extremity Function and Pain in Adults With Chronic Stroke: A Systematic Review
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Hand and Upper Extremity / Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Effectiveness of Robotic Therapy on Upper-Extremity Function and Pain in Adults With Chronic Stroke: A Systematic Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520384. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2024
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520384. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2024
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Approximately 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year, which leads to a decrease in function. Robotic therapy is being tested as an intervention for upper-extremity rehabilitation in stroke. However, research indicates that there is insufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of robotic therapy over conventional therapy. As OTs consider additional methods of delivering therapy, this review informs them about the effectiveness of robotics.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rochelle Mendonca

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kerry Sheehy, Emily Freedman, Namrata Grampurohit