Clinical Case Studies Of The Multiple Scleroses Patients In Vlora Hospital During January -December 2015

Evis Allushi, Ilirjana Zekja, Fatjona Kamberi, Sonila Nika

Abstract


Multiple scleroses (MS) is an inflammatory chronic disease where the body’s immune system attacks the myelin and destroys the central nervous system, causing the loss of the neural synchronization and functional disconnection among various brain regions. The cumulative evidence supports that physical therapy, has been shown to be beneficial in improving disability in patients with MS. The objective of this research was the review of the charts of the hospitalized MS patients, in order to find the positive effects of physiotherapy and its association with the progress of patient`s condition. This is a retrospective study conducted during January-December 2015 in Vlore hospital, Albania. Two tailed P value, was used to find the significance of positive effects of physiotherapy and the progress of patients with MS. A value of P ≤ 0,05 was considered significant. There were nine charts, which met the study criteria and were included in the final analyses. The mean age of the MS patients was 39.77, SD±8.21, 6 males and 3 females. The most prevalent clinical signs were loss of balance/dizziness, pain /body weakness/muscle rigidity, and memory loss/lack of concentration respectively 66.67%, 55.56% and 55.56%. Six patients had physiotherapy and statistically significance was found between patient`s condition and physiotherapy, p<0.05. The results of this study show that physical therapy was a very important factor for the progress of the patients in improving impairment and disabilities.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n10p%25p


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