Lazaro C. Cabillan III,
Mirasol S. Pabrua,
Jennifer S. PIDO,
Elmar L. Rebato,
Ma. Jhoann A. Sator,
Hepshiba Rita P. Sering,
Vincent Z. Sesaldo,
Ma. Christina S. Suñaz,
Arvin Jake G. Tan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of Movement Therapy in reducing spasticity of the shoulder, elbow and forearm among hemiplegics in selected rehabilitation centers affiliated with Cebu Doctors' College in Visayas and Mindanao.
SETTING: Selected rehabilitation centers affiliated with Cebu Doctors' College in Visayas and Mindanao.
SUBJECTS: 15 stroke/hemiplegic patients (10 right hemiplegics and 5 left hemiplegics) selected by purposive sampling procedure.
PROCEDURE/INTERVENTION: Before and after the administration of Movement Therapy, the researchers assessed the patients active range of motions of the affected shoulder, elbow, and forearm with the use of a goniometer.
RESULTS: Since the computed t-value for the significant difference in the mean differences of the degree of active range of motions of the affected shoulder, elbow, and forearm is greater than that of their respective critical t-value (1.76 in all motions), the study is effective.
CONCLUSION: Movement Therapy is effective in reducing spasticity in the affected shoulder, elbow. and forearm among the 15 hemiplegics used in this study.
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