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Evaluation of a physiotherapeutic treatment intervention in "Bell's" facial palsy.

Författare och institution:
Elisabet Cederwall (-); Monika Fagevik Olsén (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för klinisk neurovetenskap och rehabilitering); Per Hanner (Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, sektionen för anestesi, biomaterial och ortopedi, Avdelningen för öron-, näs- och halssjukdomar); Ingemar Fogdestam (-)
Publicerad i:
Physiotherapy theory and practice, 22 ( 1 ) s. 43-52
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The aim of this study was to evaluate a physiotherapeutic treatment intervention in Bell's palsy. A consecutive series of nine patients with Bell's palsy participated in the study. The subjects were enrolled 4-21 weeks after the onset of facial paralysis. The study had a single subject experimental design with a baseline period of 2-6 weeks and a treatment period of 26-42 weeks. The patients were evaluated using a facial grading score, a paresis index and a written questionnaire created for this study. Every patient was taught to perform an exercise program twice daily, including movements of the muscles surrounding the mouth, nose, eyes and forehead. All the patients improved in terms of symmetry at rest, movement and function. In conclusion, patients with remaining symptoms of Bell's palsy appear to experience positive effects from a specific training program. A larger study, however, is needed to fully evaluate the treatment.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Annan medicin och hälsovetenskap
Adult, Aged, Bell Palsy, diagnosis, rehabilitation, Electromyography, Exercise Therapy, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Observer Variation, Physical Therapy Modalities, Recovery of Function, Risk Factors, Sampling Studies, Severity of Illness Index, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome
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2013-06-03 13:22

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