Development of the upper limb motor scale Awareness of Functional tasks with Arm and hand in Stroke (AFAS)


There are 3 objectives in this study: • Reliability of AFAS • Impact of relaxation breathing and patient perception on spasticity and movement of the upper limb • Validity of AFAS

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18 Years to 99 Years old
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• Females and males ages 18-99 years of age
• People with stroke who are medically stable with one or more ischemic or
• hemorrhagic stroke(s)
• left or right hemiplegia
• willing and able to attend a one-time behavioral testing session
• willing and able to sign consent to participate
• able to hear, read and comprehend instructions given during the study
• English speaking (or willing to work with a (student) translator)
Exclusion Criteria:

• cognitive impairment (Mini-mental State Exam-brief version, <13/16)
• contractures in the tested arm that would hinder testing arm movements
• adults lacking capacity to consent
• severe neglect, aphasia, apraxia
• other medical conditions that preclude participation

Other: Breathing Exercise



Mackenzie Dwyer -
Ann Van de Winckel
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