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Vaikuttavuus ja merkityksellisyys : esimerkkinä MS- ja AVH-kuntoutujat (2022)
Effectiveness and meaningfulness : multiple sclerosis and stroke rehabilitees as examples

Sjögren, T., Korpi, H., Rintala, A., & Paltamaa, J. (2022). Vaikuttavuus ja merkityksellisyys : esimerkkinä MS- ja AVH-kuntoutujat. Fysioterapia, 69(3), 40-50.

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All authors or editors: Sjögren, Tuulikki; Korpi, Hilkka; Rintala, Aki; Paltamaa, Jaana

Journal or series: Fysioterapia

ISSN: 0789-5232

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 69

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 40-50

Publisher: Suomen fysioterapeutit

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

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This study examined the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise for multiple sclerosis (MS) and stroke rehabilitees and the meaningfulness of physiotherapy experienced by the rehabilitees. The study was limited to the chronic phase among stroke rehabilitees. The results are based on both quantitative and qualitative original studies. It appears that evidence from therapeutic balance and walking exercise among MS- and stroke rehabilitees is mainly moderate or limited with regard to areas of the ICF activity and participation. Exercising that takes advantage of virtual reality in addition to therapeutic exercise may improve balance and walking. The study took the rehabilitees' ecperiences into account extensively. Physiotherapy was perceibed as relevant, and the rehabilitees benefited from it physically, mentally, and socially. At the core are maintaining dignity, autonomy, and hope, as well as individual goals, meaningfulness exercises, motivation and commitmento to physiotherapy. More research on effectiveness and relevance in the Finnish context of rehabilitation is needed.

Keywords: multiple sclerosis; cerebrovascular disorders; rehabilitation; physiotherapy; functional training; efficacy; rehabilitation patients; physical fitness; functional capacity; meaningfulness; literature surveys

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

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