Implicaciones del uso de órtesis dinámicas en la mejora de la calidad de vida de los pacientes con ictus

  1. Josefa González Santos 1
  2. José Luis Cuesta Gómez 1
  3. Raquel de la Fuente Anuncibay 1
  4. Raúl Tárraga Mínguez 2
  5. Claudia Grau Rubio 2
  1. 1 Universidad de Burgos
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    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España

    ROR https://ror.org/049da5t36

  2. 2 Universitat de València
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    Universitat de València

    Valencia, España

    ROR https://ror.org/043nxc105

Journal:
Trauma

ISSN: 1888-6116

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 25

Issue: 4

Pages: 196-199

Type: Article

Abstract

Objective: To study the effectiveness of dynamic orthoses on functional improvement and quality of life of people with disabilities. Material and method: We carried out a study with 40 acquired brain injury patients. The injury was due to va- rious reasons, mainly to stroke. After an initial assessment, custom-fitted dynamic orthoses were produced for each patient. We set the use of it for a period of three months for daytime wear. After completing treatment we proceeded to a second assesment. We used a methodology that considers control and experimental group. The scales used were the Fugl -Meyer Assessment Scale and the Wolf Motor Function scale. The average time for assessment for each user is approximately one hour. Results: In the assessment after treatment with orthoses, significant differences in all subjects regardless of whether they belonged to the control group or the experimental group were found. Although, no significant differences between groups were appreciated, finding improvements in both of them. Conclusion: Treatment with dynamic orthoses in people that have suffered brain damage improves symptoms of it. However, it is difficult to determine whether the improvement is due to the use of orthoses or to the evolution of the disease