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Stroke rehabilitation and functional assessment

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Date Issued:
2003
Abstract/Description:
Nearly one million people each year are affected by stroke. Whether he/she is the patient who is directly affected, or the patient's caregiver, stroke affects lives. Many different therapeutic approaches have been developed to address the functional deficits that stroke produces. This paper examines two methods that have shown great promise in producing long-term benefits for all patients with a stroke. Constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) and Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NOT) are examined in great depth. First by looking at the theory upon which these treatments are based, and then the outcomes they produce. Functional assessment of stroke rehabilitation is also examined with a special focus on the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). This paper closes with the researcher examining some of his learning experiences which are the basis of this paper, and a discussion of the researcher's experiences and his reflections on them.
Title: Stroke rehabilitation and functional assessment.
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Name(s): Sachse, Anthony M., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2003
Physical Form: bound thesis
Extent: 76 pgs.
Language(s): English
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Abstract/Description: Nearly one million people each year are affected by stroke. Whether he/she is the patient who is directly affected, or the patient's caregiver, stroke affects lives. Many different therapeutic approaches have been developed to address the functional deficits that stroke produces. This paper examines two methods that have shown great promise in producing long-term benefits for all patients with a stroke. Constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) and Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NOT) are examined in great depth. First by looking at the theory upon which these treatments are based, and then the outcomes they produce. Functional assessment of stroke rehabilitation is also examined with a special focus on the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). This paper closes with the researcher examining some of his learning experiences which are the basis of this paper, and a discussion of the researcher's experiences and his reflections on them.
Identifier: fgcu_ETD_0436 (IID)
Note(s): Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Department: College of Health Professions
Subject(s): stroke
movement therapy
rehabilitation
learning experiences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_ETD_0436
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Host Institution: FGCU