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Correlation Between Asymmetrical Weight Bearing and Activities of Daily Living in Hemiplegic Stroke Patients

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2008, 16(2), pp.27-34
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

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ABSTRACT

Objective : This study examines the correlations between asymmetrical weight bearing and activities of daily living (ADL) in hemiplegic stroke patients. Methods : The degree of asymmetrical weight bearing was measured for 63 hemiplegic stroke patients who went through rehabilitation treatment at Samyook Rehabilitation Hospital between December 2007 and February 2008. Tetrax was used to measure the weight load on the affected lower extremity, and an MBI was used to measure the level of ADL performance. Results : The analysis of the correlation between weight load on the affected lower extremity and performance of ADL yielded a statistically significant value (r=.539). The MBI showed a high correlation with movement, personal hygiene, and ambulation. Conclusion : The study demonstrated that asymmetrical weight bearing and performance of daily activities are related for hemiplegic stroke patients. For a more effective rehabilitation of patients, asymmetrical weight bearing on the lower extremity needs to be taken into consideration during treatment.

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