VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF HAM/TSP INDIVIDUALS: RADOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL

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  • Victor Almeida Cardoso de Oliveira Arnau Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Maíra Macêdo Human Health by Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Elen Beatriz Pinto Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Abrahão Fontes Baptista UFBA
  • Bernardo Galvão Castro-Filho Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Katia Nunes Sá Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17267/2238-2704rpf.v4i2.447

Palavras-chave:

HTLV-1, HAM/TSP, Therapeutic exercises, Virtual therapy, Balance

Resumo

Introdution: The myelopathy associated with HTLV-1 or tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is a chronic, progressive demyelination disease that predominantly affects the spinal cord. The balance and locomotion in affected individuals are compromised and require therapeutic alternatives for rehabilitation. Objective: To determine the effect on aspects of balance, pain and quality of life for the use of virtual reality as an additional therapeutic option in the treatment of patients with HAM / TSP. Methodology: Randomized double blind clinical trial was conducted with nine individuals with the diagnosis confirmed by WHO criteria, divided into a group that performed a protocol of therapeutic exercises and another added that the exercise protocol, four games to virtual reality. All participants underwent an evaluation of the balance by Berg scale, of pain by visual analogical scale (VAS) and quality of life by SF-36 before and after 10 sessions. Results: The group that performed exercises with virtual therapy showed improvements in balance (p=0.033), functional capacity (p=0.010) and emotional aspects (p=0.004) in the intragroup analysis and the emotional aspects on intergroup analysis (p=0.027). Conclusion: Virtual reality did not reduce pain intensity but demonstrated a positive impact on the emotional aspects of quality of life.

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Biografia do Autor

Victor Almeida Cardoso de Oliveira Arnau, Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Physiotherapist, Master in Health Technology by Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Maíra Macêdo, Human Health by Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Physiotherapist, Master in Medicine and Human Health by Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Elen Beatriz Pinto, Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Physiotherapist, PhD in Health Science by UFBA, Associated Professor of Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Abrahão Fontes Baptista, UFBA

Physiotherapist, PhD in Morphological Science by UFRJ, Associated Professor of UFBA

Bernardo Galvão Castro-Filho, Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Physician, PhD in Pathology by , Associated Professor of Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Katia Nunes Sá, Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health

Physiotherapy, PhD in Medicine and Human Health by EBMSP, Associated Professor of Bahian School of Medicine and
Public Health.

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2014-10-01

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Oliveira Arnau, V. A. C. de, Macêdo, M., Beatriz Pinto, E., Fontes Baptista, A., Galvão Castro-Filho, B., & Nunes Sá, K. (2014). VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF HAM/TSP INDIVIDUALS: RADOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL. Revista Pesquisa Em Fisioterapia, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.17267/2238-2704rpf.v4i2.447

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