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SJKU 2012, 17(2): 44-52 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of low frequency rTMS and rehabilitation combination therapy with rehabilitation on motor function and grip force of the upper limbs in hemiplegic patients
Poopak Moatamed Vaziri 1, Farid Bahrpeyma Dr 2, Seyed Mohammad Foroozabadi Dr3, Mohammad Foroogh Dr4, Aryan Shmini 5
1- Tarbiat Modaress University
2- Assistant Professor Tarbiat Modaress University , bahrpeyf@modares.ac.ir
3- Professor Tarbiat Modaress University
4- Associate Professor Tehran University of Medical Sciences
5- Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran
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Background and Aim: Disabilities of upper extremities, as a sequel of stroke, often result in permanent functional complications which have received less attention in comparison to lower limb disabilities. Magnetic stimulation is a new therapeutic method which is used for induction of currents in the brain. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of magnetic stimulation on the wrist and elbow joints movements and grip force with that of routine rehabilitation. Material and Method: 12 hemiplegic patients were assigned to two groups. Patients in group I, received routine rehabilitation with placebo magnetic stimulation, and patients in group II, received magnetic stimulation with routine rehabilitation for 10 sessions, 3 times a week. Pre and post treatment evaluations were performed by use of Barthel index, Fugl-Meyer Motor Impairment Scale and dynamometer. Result: In group I, Barthel and Fugl-Meyer indexes showed significant improvement, but no significant improvement noted in the rate of grip force. Group II, showed significant improvement in Barthel and Fugl-Meyer indexes and rate of grip force. Conclusion: When conventional treatment is not effective, rTMS can improve force and function of hand muscles in chronic hemiplegic patients.
Keywords: Hemiplegia, rTMS, Routine rehabilitation, Motor function
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/07/5
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Volume 17, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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