ROLE OF CUTANEOUS AFFERENTS IN THE CONTROL OF FINE MOVEMENTS

  • Kheir Eddine Hassane Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Global University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Hassan Karaki Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadat,Lebanon
  • Diab Houssein Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadat,Lebanon
  • Houssein Alaa Eddine Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadat,Lebanon
  • Hanine Haidar Ahmad Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut
  • Khodor Haidar Hassan Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadat,Lebanon

Abstract

An increase in the quantity of afferents has been observed to be less useful to normal individual, therefore to patients suffering from neurological problems. To determine the effect of reduction of cutaneous afferents in the control of fine movements.Sixty healthy individuals, age between 20 and 25 years, were randomized into 2 groups.Main outcome measures: The speed of movements was measured with a specific device constructed specially to this study, related to digital chronometer that detects 1/100 of the second. T-test was performed for outcome measure and to evaluate individual difference within groups in the presence of significance. The position at the edge of the support show an increase in the speed of the fine movement by 82% than the position completely on the support.

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Published
2015-06-23
How to Cite
Hassane, K. E., Karaki, H., Houssein, D., Eddine, H. A., Ahmad, H. H., & Hassan, K. H. (2015). ROLE OF CUTANEOUS AFFERENTS IN THE CONTROL OF FINE MOVEMENTS. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(10). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/5770