Click for new scientific resources and news about Corona[COVID-19]

Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF RAFSANJAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES   FALL 2006 , Volume 5 , Number 3; Page(s) 193 To 200.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BALANCE AND INDEPENDENCE IN ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING POST-STROKE HEMIPLEGIC PATIENTS REFERRED TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CENTERS OF TEHRAN IN 2002

 
 
Author(s):  AKBAR FAHIMI M.*, KARIMI HOSSEIN, RAHIMZADEH RAHBAR S., ASHAERI H., FAGHIHZADEH S.
 
* DEPT. OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, FACULTY OF REHABILITATION, IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Objective: The capability of balance preservation in activities of daily living (ADL) is of paramount important. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between balance disorders and independence in ADL of patients, 6-24 months after their stroke in Tehran.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Forty Five stroke patients attending occupational therapy clinics in Tehran over a 7 months period, who met the inclusion criteria, were selected using simple randomization. The subjects were evaluated for performance of ADL by Barthel Index and for balance by Berg Balance scale. The data were analyzed using Pearson's correlation coefficient.
Results: There was a significant relationship between balance and independence in ADL (p<0.05). However, there was no significant relationship between balance in sitting position and independence in ADL.
Conclusion: The results show a correlation between balance and independence in ADL. Improvement of these factors especially dynamic balance, may improve independence and the quality of life in hemiplegic patients.

 
Keyword(s): STROKE, ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING, BALANCE
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  Persian Abstract Yearly Visit 92
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog