TITLE

Stop using the Ashworth scale for the assessment of spasticity

PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jan2010, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
No abstract available.
ACCESSION #
47252809

 

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