Influence of kinesitherapy on functional independence in patients with supratentorial unilateral stroke in chronic period

Vasileva, Dance and Lubenova, Daniela and Zaharieva, Darina and Grigorova-Petrova, Kristin and Nikolova, Milena and Bizheva, Tsvetelina (2017) Influence of kinesitherapy on functional independence in patients with supratentorial unilateral stroke in chronic period. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13 (36). pp. 19-35. ISSN 1857-7881 (Print)/1857-7431 (Online)

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Abstract

The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of the specialized kinesitherapeutic (KT) methodology (SKTM) on functional independence in patients with supratentorial unilateral stroke in the chronic period (SUSChP). Material and Methods The study was conducted with 67 patients with SUSChP (56 patients included in the experimental group - 32 men and 24 women, with duration of the disease 7.8 ± 2.0 months, and 11 patients in the control group - 9 men and 2 women, with duration of the disease 7.3 ± 1.5 months). To evaluate the changes in functional independence was used test for Functional Independence Measure (FIM). Patients in the experimental group were treated with a specialized 10-day KT, which later continued to be performed as an adapted exercise program at home for a period of one month. Control patients perform a regular 10-day KT. In SKTM principles of modern neurorehabilitation and motor learning as opposed to usual kinesitherapy. Results After applying SKTM, the highest trend towards improvement on functional independence was established after the 1st month with a level of significance during treatment p<0.001. Conclusion The enclosed SKTM in the experimental group continued later as an adapted exercise program at home, significantly improving the functional independence in patients with supratentorial unilateral stroke in the chronic period (SUSChP) compared with the usual kinesitherapeutic methodology applied in the control group. Key Words: kinesitherapy, functional independence, stroke, chronic period

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: kinesitherapy, functional independence, stroke, chronic period
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 14:34
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18915

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