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Volume 04, Issue 02 July-December 2015

Abridgment of International Conference on Rehabilitation Sciences Education (ICRSE) & National Rehabilitation Conference (NRC) 2015

Author :  Muhammad Naveed Babur, Nazia Mumtaz

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):06, Received: 21-10-2015, Revision received: 11-11-2015, Accepted for publication: 22-11-2015

  Being sensitized to the fact that, as education and training relevant to research in rehabilitation sciences entails innovation in a developing country like Pakistan. IIRS an integral component of Isra University in 2012 embarked upon a series of initiatives which commenced with the First National Rehabilitation Conference NRC after being encouraged by the response Read more…


Voluntary Co-Contraction Exercise Effective In Early Stage Of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome Management

Author :  Keramat Ullah Keramat, Karen Mc Creesh, Thomas Kropmans

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 07-13. Received: 19-05-2015, Revision received: 20-07-2015, Accepted for publication: 25-10-2015

Abstract Background: Simultaneous contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles enhances joint stability and protects from injuries. Based on the principal of voluntarily co-contraction of muscles an exercise programme is formulated to address the multifactorial issues associated with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) in the early stage of rehabilitation. Objective: To determine and compare the effects of Read more…


Depression, Anxiety & Psychological Adjustment Among Amputees

Author :  Saima Waqar, Rehana Noor, Muhammad Manan Haider Khan

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 14-18 Received: 19-10-2015, Revision received: 20-11-2015, Accepted for publication: 28-11-2015

Abstract Object: The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between Depression, Anxiety and Psychological Adjustment among amputees. Methods & Measures: The Study was consisted on 60 Amputees Patients (n=60, n=30 Males, n=30 Females) from rehabilitation hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Purposive Sampling technique was used to collect the sample. Two questionnaires were administered Read more…


Health Condition Associated With Physical Disability Among Children In Ethiopia

Author :  Asmare Yitayeh, Berihu Fisseha

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):19-24. Received: 21-01-2015, Revision received: 05-08-2015, Accepted for publication: 09-09-2015

Abstract Background: Health conditions causing physical disability in children constitute a major source of referral and workload for physiotherapy.  However there seems to be an apparent dearth of published works on patterns of pediatric health conditions causing physical disability seen in physiotherapy department of Gondar university hospital. Objective: This study aimed at describing the pattern Read more…


Common Sports Injuries In Relation To Age Gender and Sports in Elite Athletes of Pakistan

Author :  Muhammad Manan Haider Khan, Waqar Ahmed, Muhammad Umar

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):25-31, Received: 13-06-2015, Revision received: 22-10-2015, Accepted for publication: 08-1-2015

Abstract Background: Participation in sports and physical activity is overall determinant of population’s health. Risk of injury is always present even by mere participation in sports. Injuries are most common disability for a sports person to restrict him or her in participation. Coaches and health experts face the problems of physical injury despite all the Read more…


Relationship Of Stress, Anxiety And Psychological Adjustment Among Parents Of Intellectually Disabled And Cerebral Palsy Children

Author :  Rehana Noor, SeemaGul, Tamkeen Saleem, Naveed Shahzad

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):32-35, Received: 02-07-2015, Revision received: 16-11-2015, Accepted for publication: 13-12-2015

Abstract Background: Parenting of a disabled child is a hectic and multifaceted demanding job that leads some parents toward maladjustment. The study possibly explains rehabilitation agencies also consider factors that affect parents of disabled children psychological adjustment. The study explored the relationship between psychological adjustment, parental stress and anxiety of parents having children with Intellectual Read more…


High Level Activity Training Through Virtual Reality In Chronic Stroke Survivor: A Case Report

Author :  Arshad Nawaz Malik, Anam Zafar

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):36-39, Received: 13-07-201, Revision received: 18-11-2015, Accepted for publication: 03-12-2015

  Abstract Background: Stroke is the most prevalent disabling condition which limits the functional independence of patients. Chronic stroke survivors are able to ambulate but still they have poor dynamic balance and gait performance. Objective: The objective of this case report was to determine the effectiveness of virtual reality through video games on high level activity Read more…


Effectiveness Of Habit (Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy) In Cerebral Palsy Child

Author :  Maryam Shabbir, Iqra Khan, Sara Ehsan, Usman Janjua, Samreen Sadiq

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 41, Received: 11-06-2015, Revision received: 16-08-2015, Accepted for presentation: 06-08-2015

Abstract Background: Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term encompassing group of permanent, irreversible posture and motion disorders. This disorder leads to limitation of activities which is due to non progressive problems that aroused in the immature fetal. This motor disorder is sometimes associated with defects in sensory system, awareness, thinking, speech and language, behavior Read more…


Risk Of Post-Stroke Dysphagia Associated Co-Morbidities And Factors

Author :  Fazaila Ehsaan, Muhammad Sikander Ghayas Khan, Nameeka Shahid, Sana Kanwal

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 42, Received: 12-06-2015, Revision received: 14-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 25-09-2015

Abstract: Background: Disruption in the blood supply to the brain either by bursting of a blood vessel or blockage by a clot is known as stroke. Dysphagia is defined as swallowing and eating difficulty. There are many factors that predispose the person to swallowing issues such as neurological, muscular, anatomical, and psychological. A grim consequence Read more…


Current Clinical Problem Solving Approaches among Pakistani Speech and Language Therapists

Author :  Faiza Badar, Nazia Mumtaz

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 43, Received: 12-11-2015, Revision received: 04-08-2015, Accepted for presentation: 11-09-2015

Abstract Background: Speech-language therapists (SLTs) evaluate and treat a vast array of communication impairments as well as swallowing difficulties. Any health professional is not all knowing. Many questions arise during patient assessment and treatment. Although familiar with numerous disorders which are frequently encountered in general practice, all serving therapists are not expected to have accurate Read more…


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Resilience Among Burned Patients

Author :  Akhtar Bibi, Sundus Kalim

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 44, Received: 14-05-2015, Revision received: 07-0-2015, Accepted for presentation: 03-07-2015

Abstract Background: A severe burn is one of the most disruptive and disturbing events for a person to experience. It causes many psychological disturbances; post traumatic stress disorder is one of them. PTSD is associated with the highest morbidity and is often under diagnosed. This prompted review of the literature on the different aspects of Read more…


Attitudes Of Undergraduate Students Of Allied Health Sciences Towards Inter Professional Education

Author :  Safa Pervaiz, Sikander Ghayas Khan, Rabia Azmat, Sadia Tahir, Hira Jabeen

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 45, Received: 11-05-2015, Revision received: 09-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 17-09-2015

Abstract Background: A multidisciplinary team approach is the key to success in the field of rehabilitation sciences. Inter professional education deals with training and preparing future health professionals into team oriented professionals for better patient care. Objective: The purpose of this study is to explore the attitudes of undergraduate allied health students towards readiness for Read more…


Dysphagia Assessment Practice Pattern Among Speech And Language Pathologist In Punjab

Author :  Rabia Azmat, Sikander Ghayas Khan, SadiaTahir, Safa Pervaiz

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):46, Received: 19-06-2015, Revision received: 05-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 04-08-2015

Abstract Background: Dysphagia is medical term that’s mean abnormal swallowing due to impaired coordination or obstruction that affects the swallowing mechanism. For diagnosing this condition both instrumental and non-instrumental evaluation is required that is done by speech and language pathologist and radiologist. Speech and language pathologist manage this condition through different strategies such as swallowing Read more…


The Level of Social Participation of People with Aphasia

Author :  Nameeka Shahid, Fazaila Ehsaan, Sikander Ghayas Khan

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 47, Received: 01-06-2015, Revision received: 09-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 27-08-2015

Abstract: Objectives:  To investigate the level of social participation in people with aphasia and the related personal and environmental factors  Methodology: Cross sectional survey was conducted for this study. Research was conducted in hospital, clinical settings and home settings in Lahore. Sample size of 100 adult patients were taken, who suffered from aphasia are included Read more…


Self-Efficacy And Quality Of Life Of Patients Undergoing Treatment For Drug Addiction

Author :  Sobia Ishrat

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):48, Received: 14-05-2015, Revision received: 06-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 07-08-2015

Abstract Background: Quality of life of drug addicts is an increasing concern all around the world keeping in view the severity of the disease. Objective: The present study was carried out to investigate the role of drug avoidance self-efficacy on quality of life of patient undergoing treatment for drug addiction. Materials and Method: A cross Read more…


Perceived Exercise Benefits and Barriers in Physical Therapy Students of Twin Cities

Author :  Sana Khalid Mirza, Muhammad Naveed Babur, Arshad Nawaz Malik

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):49, Received: 07-04-2015, Revision received: 11-05-2015, Accepted for Presentation: 02-07-2015

Abstract Background: The benefits of physical exercise are numerous and well documented in literature. Regular participation in exercise is related with disease prevention and provides further many benefits. However, very few people participate in exercise on regular basis. The lack of physical activity on regular basis had impact on health condition of students. Many individuals Read more…


Comparison Between The Effectiveness Muscle Stretching and Neurodynamic Stretching In Patients With Brachalgia

Author :  Muhammad Naveed Babur, FatimaAkram, Waqar Ahmed Awan, Sahira Bano

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 50, Received: 06-04-2015, Revision received: 11-05-2015, Accepted for Presentation: 08-07-2015

Abstract Background: Brachialgia which is a severe pain in the arm is often related to a disorder involving the brachial plexus. Pain is hallmark of acute or chronic nerve root compression. In Brachalgia pain radiates down the arm. The pain in brachialgia occurs because of pressure on the nerve in the neck as the nerve Read more…


The Effectiveness Of Phonophoresis With Corticosteroid In Rotator Cuff Syndrome

Author :  Waqar Ahmed Awan, Mian Umar, Muhammad Naveed Babur, Sundas Zia

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):51, Received: 08-05-2015, Revision received: 17-06-2015, Accepted for Presentation: 03-08-2015

Abstract Background: Supraspinatus tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle. This problem is often seen in the general population and a predisposing factor is resistive overuse. Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine effectiveness of Phonophoresis with corticosteroid and ultrasonic therapy in supraspinatus tendinitis. Methodology: The 60 patients were Read more…


Perception Of Male And Female Interviewer Towards The Female Candidates Having Voice Disorder

Author :  Javara Allah Bukhsh, Sumera Nawaz Malik, Sikander Ghayas Khan

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):52, Received: 02-04-2015, Revision received: 06-05-2015, Accepted for Presentation: 21-06-2015

Abstract Background: People’s confidence reflects from their voice. Individual’s are being perceived in a way that they produce sound, it is not only helpful to make personal relationship but also useful to build a professional life. So when we talk about a selection of female candidate, then considered her most influential personally if she has Read more…


Effectiveness Of Intensive Spirometry Along With Deep Breathing Blow Bottle Technique On Lung Functions In COPD Patients After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Author :  Warda Aslam, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Rabnawaz Khan, Muhammmad Umar

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):53, Received: 04-05-2015, Revision received: 28-06-2015, Accepted for Presentation: 07-07-2015

Abstract Background: Pulmonary complications after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery such as atelectasis, pneumonia, pleural effusion, and adult respiratory distress syndrome are major contributors to mortality and morbidity and are associated with increased healthcare expenditures. Objective: The objective of this study is to compare the effectiveness of incentive spirometry with deep breathing blow bottle Read more…


Parkinson’s Disease: Not Only A Motor Disorder

Author :  Muhammad Umar, Mazhar Badshah, Muhammad Manan Haider Khan, Muhammad Ramzan

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):54, Received: 09-04-2015, Revision received: 15-05-2015, Accepted for Presentation: 04-07-2015

Abstract Background: Parkinson’s is a motor disease with non motor manifestation, it is a complex disorder. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s is still mainly dependent on its classic motor presentation including rigidity, bradykinesia, tremors and postural instability, but the other important aspect is the non motor features, which could never be under estimated. Methodology: This was Read more…


Effectiveness Of Stretching Exercises For The Management Of Constipation In Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Between 6-12years Of Age

Author :  Farkhanda Shaheen, Waqar Ahmed Awan, Misha Ansari. Raheela Kanwal

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):55, Received: 03-04-2015, Revision received: 12-06-2015, Accepted for Presentation: 07-08-2015

Abstract Background: constipation is one of the most frequent problem in cerebral palsy. It may worsen with increase in severity of disorder, in the presence of mental retardation and due to decrease in limited physical activity level. Objectives: To determined the effectiveness of stretching exercises in relieving constipation in children with cerebral palsy and also Read more…


The Role Of Digital Manipulation Of Larynx In Management Of Stuttering: A Case Study

Author :  Muhammad Nasir Khan, Rehana Noor, Waqar Ahmed Awan

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):56, Received: 22-05-2015, Revision received: 09-06-2015, Accepted for publication: 11-08-2015

Abstract Background: Stuttering usually involves an unnecessary amount of effort, power, and struggle in an attempt to speak and is often accompanied by the set of symptoms considered as secondary symptoms which the stutterer developed and react negatively to their disflunecies such as avoidance, postpone, an effort to hide the blocks facial grimacing, increased muscular Read more…


Association between Low Back Pain and Low Level of Physical Activities in Post Graduate Trainees of Surgery

Author :  Waqar Ahmed Awan, Riafat MEhmood, Muhammad Naveed Babur, Noureen Farooq

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):58, Received: 14-05-2015, Revision received: 06-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 07-08-2015

Abstract: Background: LBP is a symptom of a pain which can be localized between the twelfth rib and the inferior gluteal folds (low back) with or without leg pain from various causes but is not a disease.  Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem that most people experience at some point in their lifetime. Read more…


Regular Exercises Are Effective To Reduce Insulin Intake In Diabetes Mellitus Type 1: A Cross Sectional Survey

Author :  Madiha Shah, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqui

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):59, Received: 19-06-2015, Revision received: 21-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 04-10-2015

Abstract Background: Exercise causes profound changes in glucose homeostasis. For people with type 1 diabetes, aerobic exercise usually causes blood glucose concentration to drop rapidly, while anaerobic exercise may cause it to rise, thereby making glycemic control challenging. Objective: The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of exercise on insulin consumption Read more…


Frequency Of Different Approaches Used By The Physical Therapist In Prolapsed Inter Vertebral Disk

Author :  Muhammad Ahmad, Muhammad Umar, Omer Farooq Tanveer, Usman Iqbal Janjua

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2): 60, Received: 14-05-2015, Revision received: 06-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 07-08-2015

Abstract Objectives: The objective of study was to determine the to find out different interventions used by Physiotherapists for the treatment of PIVD To create awareness among the doctors and other medical practitioners regarding the physiotherapy interventions used by Physiotherapists for the treatment of PIVD.. Methodology: Cross sectional descriptive survey on commonly used treatment protocol of PIVD Read more…


Effectiveness of Bobath Motor Activities In Cerebral Palsy Children

Author :  Waqar Ahmed Awan, Naveed Arshad, Muhammad Naveed Babur

Int J Rehabil Sci, 2015, 4(2):61, Received: 13-05-2015, Revision received: 08-07-2015, Accepted for presentation: 03-09-2015

Abstract Background: The current Bobath Thought is the approach of solving problem for evaluating treating the patient having trouble in performing functions postural control and movements due to injury of CNS and applied to every age of patients and all evaluations of functional and bodily incapability. The concept behind the Bobath reveals a method to Read more…