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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.20 - 2009
ARTICLE – abstract

Study concerning the importance of complex assessment in stroke rehabilitation

Păun Elvira1, Rusu Ligia1, Popescu Roxana2, Copiluşi Petre Cristian1, Cernăianu Sorina1, Dragomir Mihai1
1University of Craiova, Romania
2University of Medicine Craiova, Romania


Gait is one of the most complex motor activity of human body. The gait cycle includes a stance phase (around 60%) and a swing phase (around 40%). After stroke, moment of begining rehabilitation is important to has a good choice. This is possible after a complet clinical and functional assessment. This study presents the alghoritm of assessment of gait at two lots of patients, after stroke. Lot A begin the rehabilitation program in the first three months after stroke. Lot B begin after three month after stroke. For assessment we used: clinical assessment, functional assessment included specific scales-Tinetti, Fuygl Mayer, FIM, GIF, MMS, Berg, index Barthel. Also we used biomechanic assessment included force plate RSScan for assess gait parameters and morphofunctional foot parameters. The results show to us a well evolution to lot A compare to lot B.

Key words:

stroke, gait, rehabilitation, assessment

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