The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Jelsma, Jennifer en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Moosajie, Crystal en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-03T18:29:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-03T18:29:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Moosajie, C. 2012. The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12342
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Background: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in both developed and developing countries. Stroke results in a loss of movement on one side of the body and patients have trouble moving the trunk in relation to the pull of gravity, regardless of which muscle action is required. Re-educating the function of the trunk muscles is essential in successful rehabilitation of patients with stroke. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of the abdominal muscles is an intervention which may result in increasing the activation of these muscles and improving proximal stability and function. However the effects of FES, although proved useful in other muscles groups, have not been tested when applied to the abdominal muscle in patients who have had a stroke. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of FES of the abdominals on th e functional recovery in patients with stroke, when used as part of physiotherapy treatment. Secondary aims are to document the content of physiotherapy received during rehabilitation and compare it to that of published literature. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Physiotherapy en_ZA
dc.title The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Physiotherapy en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Moosajie, C. (2012). <i>The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Physiotherapy. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12342 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Moosajie, Crystal. <i>"The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Physiotherapy, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12342 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Moosajie C. The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Physiotherapy, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12342 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Moosajie, Crystal AB - Background: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in both developed and developing countries. Stroke results in a loss of movement on one side of the body and patients have trouble moving the trunk in relation to the pull of gravity, regardless of which muscle action is required. Re-educating the function of the trunk muscles is essential in successful rehabilitation of patients with stroke. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of the abdominal muscles is an intervention which may result in increasing the activation of these muscles and improving proximal stability and function. However the effects of FES, although proved useful in other muscles groups, have not been tested when applied to the abdominal muscle in patients who have had a stroke. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of FES of the abdominals on th e functional recovery in patients with stroke, when used as part of physiotherapy treatment. Secondary aims are to document the content of physiotherapy received during rehabilitation and compare it to that of published literature. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study TI - The effect of the functional stimulation of the abdominal muscles on functional activity in patients with stroke: a feasiblity [sic] study UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12342 ER - en_ZA


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