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Quantitative measurement of upper limb motion pre- and post-treatment with Botulinum Toxin

Bai, Lu, Pepper, Matthew G., Yan, Yong, Phillips, Malcolm, Sakel, Mohamed (2021) Quantitative measurement of upper limb motion pre- and post-treatment with Botulinum Toxin. Measurement, 168 . Article Number 108304. ISSN 0263-2241. (doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2020.108304) (KAR id:82278)

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Abstract

Background: Muscle spasticity is a common motor complication after stroke and brain injury, and Botulinum Toxin is considered effective treatment for upper limb spasticity. However, clinical assessments are not possible to provide the quantitative measurement of changes happening on different upper limb segments. Methods: We aim to develop a multi-sensor system for quantitatively measurement of movement in all segments of upper limb. Five patients under neurorehabilitation were recruited to attend two-session rehabilitation assessment program to evaluate the changes before and one week after the Botulinum Toxin treatment. Results: Clinical assessments all improved in general (Disability Assessment Scale: p < 0.01). Analysis of Kinematic parameters and smoothness quantification parameters showed that number of movement units (p < 0.05 for elbow and wrist), normalised jerk scores improved for all upper limb segments. Conclusions: This study demonstrate that our multi-sensor inertial sensing system can provide additional insights for motion quantification pre and post the Botulinum Toxin treatment.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.measurement.2020.108304
Uncontrolled keywords: Botulinum Toxin, Kinematics, Upper limb function, Quantitative measures
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA165 Engineering instruments, meters etc. Industrial instrumentation
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Yong Yan
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 15:25 UTC
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 23:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82278 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Yan, Yong: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7135-5456
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