Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 292 - 299 2020-07-04

Improvement of the functional recovery of the upper limb in hemiplegic patients by the use of the technique of induced stress therapy

Teddy BOFOSA [1] , Eric KAM [2] , Betty MİANGİNDULA [3] , Constant NKİAMA [4] , Tharcisse KAYEMBE [5]


Objectives: To investigate the effects of the induced stress therapy technique in functional recovery of the upper limb in hemiplegic patients.

Methods: We conducted a longitudinal study that consisted in following the evolution of the functional recovery of the upper limbs of 60 hemiplegic subjects of the center for physical disabilities of Kinshasa subjected to a program of induced stress therapy for a period of six months from April 2018 to October 2018. The Fugl Meyer scale and Action Research Arm test allowed us to see the effects of this treatment. The parametric t test of student allowed us to compare the averages before and after the treatment.

Results: After 6 months of the study, the results of our cases showed a very significant difference between the mean values of global motor skills scores at Action Research Arm between the beginning (51 ± 21%) and the end of treatment (64 ± 20%; p < 0.05). The difference in mean values at the Fugl Meyer scale was also very significant, both at overall scores and under-scores (p < 0.05). There is a very significant difference between older and younger patients compared to the mean values of their overall scores on the motor and independence scales (p < 0.05).

Conclusions: We found that induced stress therapy significantly improved the level of functional recovery and autonomy at the Action Research Arm and Fugl Meyer scales. In addition, this improvement was a little slower in the hand than in the other segments of the upper limb. 

induced stress therapy, functional recovery, hemiplegic, upper limb
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Primary Language en
Subjects Rehabilitation
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-9878-4995
Author: Teddy BOFOSA (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kinesiology Service, Laboratory of Medical Fitness and Functional Exercise, University of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of


Orcid: 0000-0002-8408-7160
Author: Eric KAM
Institution: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit, University of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of


Orcid: 0000-0003-3923-8799
Author: Betty MİANGİNDULA
Institution: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kinesiology Service, Laboratory of Medical Fitness and Functional Exercise, University of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of


Orcid: 0000-0001-5135-5379
Author: Constant NKİAMA
Institution: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kinesiology Service, Laboratory of Medical Fitness and Functional Exercise, University of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of


Orcid: 0000-0003-4382-6382
Author: Tharcisse KAYEMBE
Institution: Service of Neurology, Neuro-Psychopathological Center, University of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of


Dates

Publication Date : July 4, 2020

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Improvement of the functional recovery of the upper limb in hemiplegic patients by the use of the technique of induced stress therapy %A Teddy Bofosa , Eric Kam , Betty Mi̇angi̇ndula , Constant Nki̇ama , Tharcisse Kayembe %T Improvement of the functional recovery of the upper limb in hemiplegic patients by the use of the technique of induced stress therapy %D 2020 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 6 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.499045 %U 10.18621/eurj.499045