Published: 30 September 2007

A comparison of comprehensive rehabilitation and comprehensive rehabilitation with feed-back balance training for acute stroke patients

A. Juocevicius1
I. Zigmantaviciute2
D. Janoniene3
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Abstract

"60% of stroke survivors become disabled due to motor and cognitive disorders that have an effect on the person’s quality of life. Early comprehensive rehabilitation after acute stroke is very important, because it affects the course of the disease, functional independence level and conditions the better quality of life. Most important factors affecting on the patient’s functional independence is a level of balance disorders in patients after stroke. Therefore the influence of different factors on the results of comprehensive rehabilitation in early period of stroke and the relation between the balance disorders and functional independence, the relation between balance tests and various factors that can influence the results of balance alteration has been presented in this paper. In the paper are described different influences of comprehensive rehabilitation and comprehensive rehabilitation with feed-back balance training on balance improvement in patients groups after stroke. It was formed some conclusions: comprehensive rehabilitation program increase balance and functional independence of the stroke patients; correlation between functional independence tests, routine balance tests and „MTD-balance“ system indications tests (p < 0.01) was determined, comprehensive rehabilitation program with feed-back balance training (using „MTD-balance“ system) improve balance and functional independence of stroke patients better than comprehensive rehabilitation program only"

About this article

Received
05 May 2007
Accepted
18 June 2007
Published
30 September 2007
Keywords
stroke
early comprehensive rehabilitation
functional independence
balance disorders
feed-back balance training