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Features and Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) analysis for kinematic and EMG data during upper limb functional tasks of chronic hemiparetic subjects

Grant number: 15/21695-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): January 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Thiago Luiz de Russo
Grantee:Gabriela Lopes dos Santos
Supervisor abroad: Katleen Desloovere
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium  
Associated to the scholarship:14/25845-6 - Effects of elastic tape on shoulder proprioception and sensory-motor performance during reaching in chronic hemiparetic subjects, BP.DR


The current project was designed to determine differences between chronic hemiparetics and healthy control with respect to spatiotemporal and kinematic variables, temporal patterns of muscle activity, muscle activation and coactivation during two functional tasks (reaching and drinking a glass of water), considering motion features and applying Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) analysis as well as conventional statistical analyses. This cross-sectional study will include 13 chronic post-stroke and 13 healthy controls matched for age and gender. Spatiotemporal (velocity profile, smoothness of movement, movement time) and kinematic variables (3D joint angles of scapula, shoulder, elbow and trunk at point of achievement task, glenohumeral and scapulothoracic contributions to the global motion; interjoint coordination) during two tasks, reach a glass without touch and drinking a glass of water. Concomitantly, bilateral activation of the deltoid muscles (anterior, middle and posterior), trapezius (upper and lower), serratus anterior and pectoralis major will be assessed by electromyography during two tasks. The following electromyographic variables are analyzed: time muscular onset and offset expressed as a percentage of the motion cycle; sequence in time onset and offset; maximum, minimum and amplitude of activation; coactivation pectoral major/posterior deltoid and anterior deltoid/posterior deltoid. For statistical analysis of the EMG features the Two-Way Anova following Tukey post-hoc will be applied. Additionally, we will perform forward stepwise regression analysis when data are find to be normally distributed (to allow parametric analysis), or a non-parametric analysis if required (Mann-Withney with adjustment Bonferroni, and Wilcoxon). SPM will be performed to test null hypothesis by statistically examining upper limb kinematic (trunk, scapula, shoulder and elbow joints) and root mean square EMG (anterior, middle, and posterior deltoid, upper and lower trapezius, pectoral major, serratus anterior) data during time normalized reach phases (continuous waveforms), in order to verify the differences between the groups (paretic, non-paretic, non-dominant, dominant limbs).

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DOS SANTOS, GABRIELA LOPES; MOREIRA DA SILVA, ERIKA SHIRLEY; DESLOOVERE, KAAT; RUSSO, THIAGO LUIZ. Effects of elastic tape on kinematic parameters during a functional task in chronic hemiparetic subjects: A randomized sham-controlled crossover trial. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 1 JAN 25 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALCANTARA, CAROLINA C.; GARCIA-SALAZAR, LUISA F.; SILVA-COUTO, MARCELA A.; SANTOS, GABRIELA L.; REISMAN, DARCY S.; RUSSO, THIAGO L. Post-stroke BDNF Concentration Changes Following Physical Exercise: A Systematic Review. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, v. 9, AUG 28 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
SIMON-MARTINEZ, CRISTINA; DOS SANTOS, GABRIELA LOPES; JASPERS, ELLEN; VANDERSCHUEREN, RUTH; MAILLEUX, LISA; KLINGELS, KATRIJN; ORTIBUS, ELS; DESLOOVERE, KAAT; FEYS, HILDE. Age-related changes in upper limb motion during typical development. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 6 JUN 6 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SANTOS, GABRIELA LOPES; RUSSO, THIAGO LUIZ; NIEUWENHUYS, ANGELA; MONARI, DAVIDE; DESLOOVERE, KAAT. Kinematic Analysis of a Drinking Task in Chronic Hemiparetic Patients Using Features Analysis and Statistical Parametric Mapping. ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, v. 99, n. 3, p. 501-511, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DOS SANTOS, GABRIELA LOPES; SOUZA, MATHEUS BRAGANCA; DESLOOVERE, KAAT; RUSSO, THIAGO LUIZ. Elastic Tape Improved Shoulder Joint Position Sense in Chronic Hemiparetic Subjects: A Randomized Sham-Controlled Crossover Study. PLoS One, v. 12, n. 1 JAN 18 2017. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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