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Research project Task-specific training with high exercise intensity improves stroke patients' participation and quality of life

The purpose of this study is to implement and evaluate evidence-based stroke rehabilitation regimes, modified Constraint-induced Movement (mCI) therapy, to achieve the best possible motor recovery and thereby increase the quality of life in stroke patients.

Head of project

Xiaolei Hu
Adjunct associate professor
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Project overview

Project period:

Start date: 2013-12-01

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research subject

Public health and health care science

Project description

Our preliminary results showed that the mCI therapy could not only provide strong motor recovery and increasing activity level but also quality of life improvements among young stroke patients.
Significance: Now we have successfully implemented mCI therapy in the young stroke patients at Neurorehab Sävar. Hopefully we can apply mCI therapy to all stroke patients, which would lead to even greater savings in human suffering and joint health and community resources.