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International Medical Journal, Vol. 27., Iss. 1, 2021, P. 56−62.



Zinchenko O. K., Kas I. V., Petukhova I. S., Ustymenko T. P.

Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine

One of the urgent tasks of modern medicine is organizing the rehabilitation for patients who have suffered a stroke at different stages of rehabilitation. Restoration of impaired functions in such patients occurs in the first 3−5 months from the onset of the disease, that is influenced by a number of factors: duration of the stroke, size of the lesion and pool of lesions, active participation in the process of a patient him−/herself. The main principles of rehabilitation include its early onset in an acute period of stroke; regularity and duration; complexity and multidisciplinarity (formation of multidisciplinary teams); adequacy of rehabilitation measures, i.e. creation of individual programs taking into account the severity of neurological deficit and dysfunction; stages. Different methods of recovery are applied to each patient individually or in combination, or sequentially according to the rehabilitation program, which is based on the analysis of the patient's condition by all members of the multidisciplinary team, taking into account the results of functional testing and objective examination. Medical support, postural correction, kinesitherapy, mechanotherapy (including robotic), field therapy, hardware physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture according to the indications, functional neurotraining and cardiotraining, neuropsychological training are used. The results of research confirm that the integrated use of kinesitherapy, physical factors, balneotherapy, the methods of psychological rehabilitation of patients after stroke provides a faster recovery of neurological deficit, activates non−specific brain systems, restores mental and somatic functions of the body. Therefore, in addition to health, the patient needs to renew his ability to work and social status.

Key words: acute cerebrovascular accident, medical rehabilitation, stages of rehabilitation.


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