Upper limb rehabilitation in post stroke patients

Clinical observation

Khairul Muslim Nordin, Kalaivani Chell, Ramesh Sahathevan

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Abstract

A pilot study was conducted in the stroke physiotherapy unit, Department of Rehabilitative Services, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) to identify the types of post stroke upper limb impairment commonly found in the Malaysian population, to improve services and physical outcome. This was an observational study focused on post stroke patients aged 50 years and above, who are actively participating and receiving physical rehabilitation in stroke physiotherapy unit. We also collected baseline data on stroke type, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, activity of daily living (ADL) and frequency of rehabilitation practice. Our results show a male preponderance (21 of 32 in total). High blood pressure (hypertension) and smoking are the most common CVD risk factors among our stroke patients suffered. Newly enrolled patients undergo training twice a week for the first 12 weeks, followed by weekly training sessions to recovery. An increase in rehabilitation practice frequency has been identified as a potential means to expedite the recovery period. This would require more resources, infrastructure and time allocation for rehabilitative services. Further studies are necessary to validate the hypothesis that increased exercise frequency will result in shorter periods of intensive rehabilitation and lead to better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet"
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages700-704
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479940844
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2015
Event3rd IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2014 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Other

Other3rd IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2014
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/12/1410/12/14

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Patient rehabilitation
Physical therapy
Recovery
Blood pressure

Keywords

  • post-stroke
  • rehabilitation
  • upper limb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Nordin, K. M., Chell, K., & Sahathevan, R. (2015). Upper limb rehabilitation in post stroke patients: Clinical observation. In IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet" (pp. 700-704). [7047597] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2014.7047597

Upper limb rehabilitation in post stroke patients : Clinical observation. / Nordin, Khairul Muslim; Chell, Kalaivani; Sahathevan, Ramesh.

IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 700-704 7047597.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nordin, KM, Chell, K & Sahathevan, R 2015, Upper limb rehabilitation in post stroke patients: Clinical observation. in IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet"., 7047597, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 700-704, 3rd IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2014, Kuala Lumpur, 8/12/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2014.7047597
Nordin KM, Chell K, Sahathevan R. Upper limb rehabilitation in post stroke patients: Clinical observation. In IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 700-704. 7047597 https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2014.7047597
Nordin, Khairul Muslim ; Chell, Kalaivani ; Sahathevan, Ramesh. / Upper limb rehabilitation in post stroke patients : Clinical observation. IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 700-704
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