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|Título:||Relationship of balance to function independence in stroke survivors|
|Palavras-chave:||Acidente vascular cerebral|
|Editora:||American College of Sports Medicine|
|Citação:||AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE ANNUAL MEETING, 57, Baltimore (Maryland), June 2-5, 2010|
|Resumo:||Cerebral vascular disease is the primary cause of permanent disability in Portugal. Impaired stability is considered an important feature after stroke as it is related with higher risk of falls and functional dependence. Physiotherapy intervention usually starts early after stroke in order to direct motor recovery and help patients to improve their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Purpose: to investigate the relationship of balance to functionality in acute stroke patients. Methods: 16 subjects (8 women and 8 men), mean age 63,62 ± 2,16y, with unilateral ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory, who were admitted to physiotherapy department of Fernando Fonseca Hospital in Portugal, within the first month after stroke were recruited to participate in this study. All subjects have no cognitive impairment according to Mini Mental State, no history of lower extremity orthopedic problems and no other disease that could interfere with treatments. All patients gave their inform consent to participate in this study. Subjects were assessed with the Modified Barthel Index (MBI) and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS).|
|Aparece nas colecções:||MFR - Comunicações e Conferências|
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