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Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a tool for analysis of the effect of physical therapy on spasticity in HAM/TSP patients.

dosRodrigues, Luana Rego; Glória, Luzielma Macedo; Santos, Mayara do Socorro Brito dos; Medeiros, Rita; Dias, George Alberto da Silva; Pinto, Denise da Silva.
Rev Soc Bras Med Trop; 48(2): 202-5, 2015 Mar-Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25992936

INTRODUCTION:

This study aimed to evaluate spasticity in human T-lymphotropic virus type 1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) patients before and after physical therapy using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

METHODS:

Nine subjects underwent physical therapy. Spasticity was evaluated using the Modified Ashworth Scale. The obtained scores were converted into ICF body functions scores.

RESULTS:

The majority of subjects had a high degree of spasticity in the quadriceps muscles. According to the ICF codes, the spasticity decreased after 20 sessions of physical therapy.

CONCLUSIONS:

The ICF was effective in evaluating spasticity in HAM/TSP patients.