Equilíbrio em indivíduos com acidente vascular encefálico: Clínica Escola de Fisioterapia da Uniararas
Alternative titleBalance in stroke patients in the Uniararas Physical Therapy Clinic School
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Objective. To describe balance of stroke patients in the UNIA-RARAS Physical Therapy clinic school evaluating the correlation with age and time of lesion. Method. It was an observational study with 22 subjects, both genders, with diagnosis of stroke, ages ranged from 23 to 86 years old. The subjects were submitted to balance evaluation with Berg's Scale of Functional Balance (BSFB), Brazilian version, composed by fourteen tasks. Results. Stroke patients had an average punctuation of 37 points, showing a high risk of falls. There was no significant correlation between the patient's age and time of lesion with BSFB punctuation. Conclusion. This study showed that stroke patients present high risks of falls, independently of age and time of lesion.