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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXV/205: 022-027 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXV/205: 022-027

Title: Assessment of the influence of rehabilitation in patients treated in a hospital rehabilitation ward due to consequences of neurological diseases 

Authors: Liwocha M., Galus K., Kozak-Szkopek E., Kowal R.

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Assessment of the influence of rehabilitation in patients treated in a hospital rehabilitation ward due to consequences of neurological diseases


Liwocha M.1, Galus K.2, Kozak-Szkopek E.2, Kowal R.1

1Public Health Care Hospital in Kozienice, Poland, Department of Rehabilitation; 2Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, Department of Geriatrics

The aim of the study was evaluation effects of rehabilitation in patients with consequences of neurological diseases.
Material and methods
. The study was conducted in the hospital department of rehabilitation. The study involved group of 30 patients consisting of 12 men aged from 48 to 76 years (mean age 64.3±7.9), and 18 women aged from 45 to 82 years (mean age 65.4±13,2). These were patients mostly after stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease enrolled in rehabilitation. Tests were performed before and after 21 days rehabilitation, using the following scales and ratings: Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale (IADL), Scale Barthel, test Tinetti, Expanded “Get-Up-and-Go” Test (ETGUG) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS).
Results
. In men, the average number of points in the scale of ADL, IADL, Barthel increased statistically significant, the results obtained in the test Tinetti, ETGUG, GSD were changed not significant statistically. In women, the average number of points in the IADL scale, Barthel scale and GDS increased, and the test ETGUG were reduced, all statistically significant. The results of the scale ADL and test Tinetti, improved statistically not significant.
Conclusions
. The physical rehabilitation in patients with neurological consequences had a positive impact on the ability to perform simple and complex activities of daily living, physical and mental condition. Tests: ADL, IADL, Barthel scale, GDS, test Tinetti and ETGUG can be used for evaluation of rehabilitation results.

Key words: patients with neurological diseases, effects of physical rehabilitation

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