Medical and Health Sciences | Article | Published 2020-12-20
Hemiparesis of various severity is acommon type of motor disorder resulting from an experience of a stroke. It is motor disorders that lead to the disruption of such categories of activity as the ability to move and self-care, which entails a limited patient mobility. The study has included 35 patients with motor disorders resulting from acute cerebrovascular accidents (CA), and the patients have undergone medical rehabilitation. Clinical research method (Ashworth and Rivermead scales) and mathematical statistics have helped assess the positive effects of robotic mechanotherapy, which was used in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. As a result of rehabilitation measures with the use of robotic mechanotherapy, 68.2% of the examined subjects have developed significant strength in the hand, and 45.5% - in the leg (p<0.005). In the remaining subjects, nosignificant improvement in the motor function has been observed, although mobility has improved in all examined patients and the average Rivermead mobility index has been 11.4±2.1 out of15 (p<0.001).
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