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STUDENT : CAMILA LOBO DE AGUIAR GOMES
DATE: 12/12/2019
TIME: 09:00
LOCAL: Gep/HUAB
TITLE:

Effects of attentional focus on improving upper limb motor performance of post stroke patients


KEY WORDS:

Stroke, Physical Therapy, Upper Extremity, Motor Skill


PAGES: 4850
BIG AREA: Ciências da Saúde
AREA: Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional
SUMMARY:

Background: Rehabilitation is an important process in the recovery of upper limb motor function after stroke. In addition, studies have shown that therapist verbal instruction during treatment is an effective strategy in this process. One way for the therapist to facilitate the command to be passed to the learner is by using verbal cues for guidance. They are called focus of attention: internal focus -IF (own body) and external focus -EF(consequence of movement in the environment). Objective: To verify the effects of focus types on post-stroke upper extremity motor performance. Methods: This study recruited twelve subjects and randomly into two groups by simple draw. The groups were asked to perform two motor tasks with the affected limb (16 repetitions), using verbal commands directed by a trained therapist. In the first phase, G1 received commands with IF, while G2 was instructed with commands with EF. After one week, the command type was changed between groups. To obtain the variables (movement time, average velocity and number of speed peaks), a device developed by the authors (Temporal Data Acquisition Instrument - TDAI) and free kinematic software - CVMob version 4.0 was used. Results: Both EF and IF promote significant differences in movement time and speed, however, only IF provided significant results in both tasks. Discussion: The benefits of one focus of attention on the other are not fully confirmed. However, not receiving any kind of attention guidance induces the patient to adopt their own strategies, compromising motor performance. It is pertinent that during the rehabilitation the therapist is aware of the importance of choosing the verbal commands that will be oriented Conclusion: Both focus provided similar motor enhancements and the results provides some support for the hypothesis that the benefits of the EF are accentuated when preceded by the IF.


 


BANKING MEMBERS:
Presidente - 1716016 - ENIO WALKER AZEVEDO CACHO
Externa ao Programa - 1032531 - ALINE BRAGA GALVAO SILVEIRA FERNANDES
Externo à Instituição - RODRIGO LÍCIO ORTOLAN
Notícia cadastrada em: 02/12/2019 08:29
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