International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Diagne Ngor Side

Dr, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar, Senegal

  • Original Research Article   
    Functional Capacity of Upper Limb after Stroke
    Author(s): Diagne Ngor Side*, Mboup Fatou Diallo, Sy Amelie Ndeye Makarame, Lo Papa Ndiouga, Ba Seydina Ousmane, Tall Isseu and Diop Amadou Gallo

    Objective: Functional capacities of stroke appear to be less compared those of the lower limb. We carried out a crosssectional, prospective study for assess functional capacities of paretic upper limb after stroke. Methodology: Patients with Confirmed stroke, beyond 3 months, were included. Functional abilities assessed by the maximum number of index finger taps per minute (taping test), time to put in and take out 25 pegs (nine hole peg test) and the Franchay Arm Test. We retained a significant difference of 27 seconds (nine hole peg test), 28 shots (Taping test) between paretic and healthy side. Results: 40 patients were included, with a mean age of 54 years. Sex ratio was 0.7. The grips, franchay arm test, taping test, nine hole peg test were normal in 60%, 55.5%, 20%, 25% respectively. Functional prognosis fact.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-9096-22.10.618

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