Effects of Early Family-centered Sensory Stimulation on Disability and Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

Alipoor, Lale and Moosazadeh, Mahmood and Esmaeili, Ravanbakhsh and Akbari, Hooshang and Shafipour, Vi (2020) Effects of Early Family-centered Sensory Stimulation on Disability and Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 30 (185). pp. 61-73.

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Background and purpose: Stroke is the most common and debilitating neurologic lesion in adults. Early family-centered stimulation have positive outcomes in stroke patients. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of early family-centered sensory stimulation on restoring function and recognition in stroke patients. Materials and methods: A clinical trial was done in 60 patients with impaired consciousness due to stroke (GCS=5-10) admitted in intensive care unit (ICU). The participants were assigned into control and experimental groups (n=30 per group) using randomized block design. The experimental group received sensory stimulations of the five senses in the first 48-72 hours after the stroke by family members for 14 days. The control group received ICU routine care. At days 5, 10, and 15, the consciousness level was assessed by GCS and FOUR and cognitive function was assessed by Disability Rating Scale. Results: Sensory stimulations significantly increased the mean score for cognitive function in the experimental group compared to the control group (P<0.001). The effect sizes of cognitive function at days 5, 10 and 15 were 0.45, 0.95, and 1.09, respectively. The effect sizes were small at day 5 and large at days 10 and 15. No significant differences were observed in the level of consciousness (P=0.601) and function (P=0.710). Conclusion: In current study, early family-centered sensory stimulation in patients with impaired consciousness due to stroke improved their cognitive function but did not significantly influence their disability score.   (Clinical Trials Registry Number: IRCT20151004024342N6)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stroke, sensory stimulation, impaired consciousness, cognitive function
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 08:42
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 08:42
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5727

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