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Problem Oriented Willed Movement Therapy On Motor Abilities Of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients With Cognitive Deficits

Journal: International Journal of Physiotherapy (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 66-73

Keywords : Cognitive function; Motor Assessment Scale; Problem Oriented Willed Movement; Traumatic Brain Injury.;

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Background: Cognitive deficits after traumatic brain injury are common and interfere with recovery. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the motor abilities of subjects who have cognitive deficits post TBI and who have received problem-oriented willed movement (POWM) therapy in addition to conventional physiotherapy will improve more than the motor abilities of subjects in the control group who have received conventional physiotherapy alone. Methods: The subjects recruited for this study were 20 men with TBI and having cognitive deficits as screened by MMSE. Subjects who met inclusion criteria were conveniently sampled to two groups with 10 in experimental group and 10 in control group. Motor assessment scale was used to assess motor abilities of all subjects. Subjects in experimental group received conventional physiotherapy and Problem Oriented Willed Movement therapy while subjects in control group received conventional physiotherapy alone. Post intervention MAS score was again calculated in both groups after 6 weeks. Results: Data were analyzed using SPSS software. Domains A, B, C, D & E of MAS improved in both groups (p.05). Between group analysis showed that improvement was more in experimental group than control group (p

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