The effect of combining low frequency repetitive trans-cranial magnetic stimulation and conventional rehabilitation in improving functional behavior of hemiplegic patients

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Poopak Motamedvaziri 1 , * , Farid Bahrpeyma 2 , Bijan Forough 3

1 Physical Therapist, Pardis Physical Therapy Center, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

2 Physical Therapist, School of Medicine, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran., Andorra

3 Specialist in Physical Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran, Andorra

How to Cite: Motamedvaziri P , Bahrpeyma F , Forough B . The effect of combining low frequency repetitive trans-cranial magnetic stimulation and conventional rehabilitation in improving functional behavior of hemiplegic patients, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2014 ; 12(1):e63520.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 12 (1); e63520
Published Online: November 28, 2013
Article Type: Original Article
Received: August 21, 2013
Accepted: October 30, 2013

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Abstract

Materials and Methods: Twelve hemiplegic patients were assigned into the treatment group   and received magnetic stimulation with routine rehabilitation program for 10 sessions, three times a week. Pre and post-treatment evaluations were done based on Barthel and Fugl-Meyer indexes  and dynamometer.

Results: In the treatment group, significant improvement were observed in Barthel and Fugl- Meyer indexes and dynamometer (P = .010, P = .001 and P = .007, respectively).

Conclusion: Combination of rTMS with conventional treatment can improve hand muscle force and function in chronic hemiplegic   patients.

Keywords

stroke transcranialmagnetic stimulation rehabilitation motor skill muscle force

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