Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Current literature reveals that quantification of rigidity and spasticity is a necessary part of medical research and evaluation. An overview of quantitative technique used in the assessment of passive resistance to motion is presented herein, as well as a more detailed inspection of one device currently being used at Milwaukee County General Hospital. To facilitate the discussion, quantitative technique is grouped into the categories of electromyography; subjective measurement: and force, displacement, energy quantification. I sincerely hope that this review will provide valid insight into current methods of evaluation and thereby suggest means of improvement in this challenging field.
Harris, Gerald F., "Methods for Evaluating Patients with Spasticity and Rigidity" (1978). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1021.