Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients - Effects of Early Intervention of Physical Therapy on Functional Outcome


  • Jebun Nessa Assistant Professor (c.c.), Department of Physical Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Abdul Khaleque Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, BSMMU.
  • Shahanaz Begum Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • AH Hamid Ahmed Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology BSMMU
  • Shafiqul Islam Anaesthesiologist, Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Afsan Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Supporo Denal College, Uttara, Dhaka



Stroke, FIM, Outcome


Context: Early initiation of rehabilitation procedures in stroke patients can enable greater return of neurological functions and prevents complication, thereby improves long term outcome and quality of life. Functional Independence measure (FIM) score is one of the commonest scale used to measure outcome.
Study design: Prospective type of study.
Place of study: Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, BSMMU.
Method: 48 acute onset first episode stroke patients were assessed Rehabilitation procedures started immediately after attending the Dept. According to a comprehensive rehabilitation plan physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy was given and continued for 8 weeks, with proper education to the patient and the attendant.
Result: Outcome was measured and the result showed significant improvements (p value <0.001) in early treatment group of patients.

Key words: Stroke, FIM, Outcome.  

doi: 10.3329/bja.v7i1.3028

Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy January 2009, Vol. 7 No. 1 pp. 62-67


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Nessa, J., Khaleque, M. A., Begum, S., Ahmed, A. H., Islam, S., & Afsan, M. (2009). Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients - Effects of Early Intervention of Physical Therapy on Functional Outcome. Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, 7(1), 62–67.