Effect of pilates training on cognitive functions in patients with stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Raghda Nasr Nassar, Nawal Abou Shady, Mohamed Nabil El-Bahrawy, Ahmed Abdelalim
Raghda Nasr Nassar, Nawal Abou Shady, Mohamed Nabil El-Bahrawy, Ahmed Abdelalim – Effect of pilates training on cognitive functions in patients with stroke: A randomized controlled trial. Fizjoterapia Polska 2022; 22(5); 26-30
Purpose. To investigate the effect of pilates training on cognitive functions in patients with stroke. Materials and Methods. Forty Right stroke patients (Left hemiparesis) of both genders with age ranged from 50–65 years old were recruited randomly and divided into two equal groups; Study group (I) received pilates training therapy and selected physical therapy program for 6 weeks, Control group (II) received the same selected physical therapy program only for 6 weeks. Pre- and post-treatment assessment using RehaCom System, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) were done for all patients. Results. Cognitive disorders (Attention, Memory, Reaction behavior and logical reasoning) were significantly improved in study group (pilates training therapy) more than control group (selected physical therapy program). cognitive disorders were improved in both groups with the best improvement results of group (I) more than group (II). Conclusion. Pilates Training program considered an effective physical therapy method for improving cognitive disorders in patients with stroke.
stroke, pilates training, cognitive disorders
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