REHABILITATION OF POLYMYOSITIS – AN EVIDENCE BASED STUDYJournal: Indian Journal of Medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Vol.4, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2017-09-30
Authors : S. S. Subramanian; Deepa;
Page : 62-66
Keywords : Polymyositis; exercise; QOL; SF – 36 questionnaire;
Introduction:-Muscle weakness can influence on physical functioning. Polymyositis, a rare condition where weakness and wasting of pelvic and shoulder girdle muscles can impair physical abilities leading to dependency and disabilities. Aims and objectives of the study:- was to evaluate the efficacy of graded functional re education on quality of life in a subject with Polymyositis. Material and methodology:- This study subject was diagnosed with proximal muscle weakness ( pelvic and shoulder girdle muscles ) and was treated with specific strengthening exercises during the period from 08/11/2016 to 10/09/2017 , with weekly frequency of two and each session for 25- 30 minutes . The results of pre and post Quality of life SF – 36 questionnaire (QOL) scores were statistically analysed. Results: - The subject has improved general and physical health and activities by 50%. Emotional health by 50%. Energy and emotional behaviour by 60% and social activities by 83%. The above results were obtained using SF-36 questionnaire before and after treatment in a subjective rating score on general, physical health, social activities, emotional health, energy and emotional behaviour on a 5 point scale. Conclusion: - The efficacy of specific exercises in polymyositis as major outcomes of this study can be validated among similar subjects with polymyositis for improving their Quality of life (QOL).
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