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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Post-stroke motor and functional evaluations - A clinical correlation using Fugl-Meyer assessment scale, Berg balance scale and Barthel index
Author: de Oliveira, R
Cacho, EWA
Borges, G
Abstract: Stroke is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Sequels deriving from this event may lead to motor disability and from mild to severe deficits. In order to better classify sensory-motor dysfunction, balance and ability to perform activities of daily living, quantitative and qualitative evaluation scales have been used. Objective: To correlate the scales Fugl-Meyer assessment scale, Berg balance scale and Barthel index. Twenty subjects with sequel after a single, unilateral stroke in chronic phase (> 6 months post ictus) were evaluated for about one hour. Results: Barthel scale was statistically related to the total motor score of Fugl-Meyer assessment (r = 0.597, p = 0.005). The lower limb section at Fugl-Meyer had positive correlation with Berg scale (r = 0.653, p = 0.002) and with the balance section of Fugl-Meyer own scale (r = 0.449, p = 0.047). Both balance scales were correlated one with other (r = 0.555, p = 0.011). Statistical divergence appeared when Barthel's index was correlated with Berg's Scale (r = 0.425, p = 0.062), and it is not statistically significant. Conclusion: The use of both quantitative and qualitative scales was shown to be a good measuring instrument for the classification of the general clinical performance of the patient, especially when positively related joint evaluations are applied.
Subject: Fugl-Meyer assessment scale
Berg balance scale
Barthel index
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2006
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