JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, ( ISI ), Volume (63), No (6), Year (2013-5) , Pages (735-738)

Title : ( The effects of physical therapy on exaggerated muscle tonicity, balance and quality of life on hemiparetic patients due to stroke )

Authors: Mohammad Reza Hoseinabadi , Hamid Reza Taheri , Fahimeh Keavanloo , Mohammad Seyedahmadi , Mehdi Mohamadinia , Akbar Pejhan ,

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Abstract Objective: To determine the effects of physical therapy on balance, exaggerated muscle tonicity and quality of life on patients with hemiparesis. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2011 among male hemiparetic patients secondary to stroke, at a physiotherapy centre in Neyshabur, Iran. Twenty-four patients were randomly assigned to two equal groups representing the cases and the controls. The cases were assigned to do the practical protocol for 4 weeks. To collect the data, Berg Balance Scaling, Modified Ashworth Scale, Barthel Activities of Daily Living Index and demographic questionnaires were used. Paired and un-paired t-tests were used to analyse data. All analyses were done on SPSS 16. Results: The two groups were similar before intervention. Post-test analysis showed that the average balance and quality of life significantly improved (p<0.001) among the cases, and the quadriceps muscle tonicity decreased (p<0.001). Among the controls, there was no significant change between pre-test and post-test readings. Conclusions: Physical therapy can enhance balance and quality of life of hemiparetic patients and reduces their exaggerated muscle tonicity. Keywords: Hemiparesis, Physical therapy, Quality of life, Muscle tonicity. (JPMA 63: 735; 2013).

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, Hemiparesis, Physical therapy, Quality of life, Muscle
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author = {Mohammad Reza Hoseinabadi and Taheri, Hamid Reza and Fahimeh Keavanloo and Mohammad Seyedahmadi and Mehdi Mohamadinia and Akbar Pejhan},
title = {The effects of physical therapy on exaggerated muscle tonicity, balance and quality of life on hemiparetic patients due to stroke},
journal = {JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
year = {2013},
volume = {63},
number = {6},
month = {May},
issn = {0030-9982},
pages = {735--738},
numpages = {3},
keywords = {Hemiparesis; Physical therapy; Quality of life; Muscle tonicity},
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%0 Journal Article
%T The effects of physical therapy on exaggerated muscle tonicity, balance and quality of life on hemiparetic patients due to stroke
%A Mohammad Reza Hoseinabadi
%A Taheri, Hamid Reza
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%A Mohammad Seyedahmadi
%A Mehdi Mohamadinia
%A Akbar Pejhan
%J JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
%@ 0030-9982
%D 2013

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