Physical therapy program for cervical dystonia:a study of 20 cases

Queiroz, Mariana Araujo Ribeiro and Sekeff-Sallem, Flavio Augusto and Barbosa, Egberto Reis (2012) Physical therapy program for cervical dystonia:a study of 20 cases. Functional Neurology : New Trends in Interventional Neurosciences, XXVII (3). pp. 187-192. ISSN 0393-5264

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Botulinum toxin (BTX) is the best therapeutic option inpatients with cervical dystonia (CD), but physical ther-apy (PT) can be added to the treatment to achieve bet-ter results. Forty of our 70 patients with CD were en-rolled in a controlled open study. Subjects were divid-ed into two groups: G1 (intervention group comprisingpatients receiving BTX and PT) and G2 (control groupcomprising patients receiving BTX only). Both groupswere assessed using the Toronto Western SpasmodicTorticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRS) and the 36-ItemShort-Form Health Survey (SF-36). On the TWSTRS,significant improvements in disease severity were seenin G1 and G2 but significant improvements on the painand disability subscales were seen only in G1 patients.There was a significant difference only on the pain sub-scale between G2 and G1 following treatment. Ananalysis of the physical aspects of SF-36 showed sig-nificant improvement in G1 on three subscales. An in-tergroup difference was also seen on two subscales.Regarding emotional aspects, G1 showed a significantimprovement on three subscales. A significant differ-ence on two subscales was also seen between G2 andG1 following treatment. BTX plus PT treatmentachieved symptom relief in patients with CD and im-proved their quality of life.

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Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
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Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 12:57
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 14:44

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