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An evaluation of the hemiplegic subject based on the Bobath approach. Part II: The evaluation protocol.

Authors
  • Corriveau, H
  • Guarna, F
  • Dutil, E
  • Riley, E
  • Arsenault, A B
  • Drouin, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1988
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
5–11
Identifiers
PMID: 3413455
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A protocol of evaluation of the hemiplegic patient based on the Bobath approach to treatment is presented. Six parameters are evaluated: sensorium, muscle tone, reflex activity, active movement, postural reactions and pain. The first and last of these are included because of their possible effects on the motor recovery process of the hemiplegic patient. The other four are directly borrowed from the Bobath modality of treatment. For each of these parameters, the procedures are given for its evaluation along with its respective rating scales. These scales are of an ordinal nature ranging from 0 to 3. It is suggested that this new evaluation protocol is fully compatible with the therapeutic modality developed by Bobath and as well is adequate to quantify patient progress in the principle aspects treated by this well used rehabilitation approach.

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