Fugl Meyer Assessment

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Background : Motor dysfunction is one of the most frequent after stroke problem closely related to limited mobility function. One of the tools to assess the scale of motor impairment is is the Fugl Meyer Assessment (FMA), whereas the recommended test to measure the mobilility function is the Timed up and Go Test (TUG). The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between physical performance based on FMA and mobility function ability based on TUG in ischemic stroke outpatients. Material and Method : This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 38 ischemic stroke outpatients. Subjects were assessed with FMA and TUG. Result : Relationship between the total score of the FMA and TUG scores, at p = 0,004 (p < 0,05) obtained a coefficient…show more content…
The 155 assessment items of FMA is designed to evaluate the improvement of physical function in stroke patients, whereas the recommended test to measure mobility function is the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG), which has been widely used in stroke patients. Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) activity measured simultaneously and in execution time is calculated, a score refers to the limited mobility function (Sanford et al, 1993; Hershkovitz and Brill, 2006; Faria et al, 2012). Therefore, it is hypothesized that physical performance (based on Fugl Meyer Assessment) has inverse correlation with mobility function (based on Timed Up and Go Test) in ischemic stroke outpatient, and conducted the present study to know if there is a relationship between physical performance (based on Fugl Meyer Assessment) and mobility function (based on Timed Up and Go Test) in ischemic stroke outpatients. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between physical performance based on FMA and mobility function ability based on TUG in ischemic stroke outpatients. Materials and…show more content…
The trend of relationship between FMA total score with TUG score Discussion There were 38 subjects who fulfill the inclusion criteria, consisted of 25 (65,8%) male and 13 (34,2%) female, it was accordance with Chih-Ying Wu and friend on March, 2007 – August, 2008 from 1161 patients at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Taiwan, it obtained the incidence of stroke in men (63,4%) were higher than women (36,6%) (Moon et al, 2013). The results of relationship between Upper Extremity (UE) motor score with a score of TUG reflecting no relationship between it. It was because the TUG had a mainly used to evaluated mobility function ability. The study by Michelle in 2006 on 512 patients determined that UE motor score had a highest level with Action Research Arm Test score (Woodbury, 2006). Lower extremity (LE) motor score has a relationship with TUG score. Manaf et al in 2014 on 30 patients stroke found there was a relationship between LE motor score with TUG score. Previous study by Kligyte et al in 2003 on 33 subjects also found LE muscles strength has a relationship between TUG score based on level relationship (Manaf et al, 2014; Kligyte et al, 2003). Limitations of the

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