Hannah Gretchen Amper,
Rachel Mira Arias,
Minnie Mier Cauzarin,
Allan De Leon,
STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive type of study in which the research subject were not controlled.
SETTING: This study was conducted in different rehabilitation centers here in Cebu city namely: Cebu Doctors' Rehabilitation Center (CDCRC), Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC), San Nicolas Parish Rehabilitation Center (SNPRC), Kauswagan Community Hospital (KCH), Son Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (DVSMMC), and Camp Lapu-lapu Station Hospital (CLSH).
SUBJECT: Twenty adult hemip0legic patients undergoing therapy were randomly selected.
PROCEDURE: The letter of permission was submitted (Appendix B) to the clinical instructors of the six rehabilitation centers for an approval to conduct the study. The questionnaires were distributed (Appendix A) to the specified respondents in the respective centers were collected and analyzed through statistical techniques. Conclusion and recommendations were made after evaluating the results and findings.
RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS: A questionnaires containing checklist were used.
RESULTS: There were a total of twenty respondents in our study. Fourteen for it chose therapeutic exercise. Four chose purposeful activity and two chose both. Seven of the proponents who chose therapeutic exercise preferred it because the results are more visible and felt. Three of the proponents who chose purposeful activity preferred such because it has an end product.
CONCLUSIONS: Majority of the hemiplegic patients undergoing both therapeutic exercise and purposeful activity preferred more on therapeutic exercise because the result are more visible and felt. Only few patients preferred purposeful activity and their primary reason is it has an end product.
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine the preference among patients with hemiplegia between therapeutic exercise and purposeful activity and to determine the primary reasons why they choose such treatment method.
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