Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Neelum Zehra

HOD Occupational Therapy, Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Establishing an Acute Care Occupational Therapy in Pakistan: An Innovative and Reformed Practice as one of the Dynamics to Reduce Functional Disability
    Author(s): Neelum Zehra*

    Introduction: Patients admitted to acute care has decrease functional independence and are unable to regain their healthy lifestyle functional level. It is an experimental study that promoted the reflection of occupational therapy on the functional capacity of patients at time of admission, discharge and follow-up. Methodology: A quasi experimental study was conducted on sample of 384 patients from major hospitals of Karachi to evaluate the efficacy of occupational therapy on the functional recovery. Functional Independence Measurement (FIM) score was applied to evaluate the functional status at the time of admission, discharge and follow up. Result: Patients receiving occupational therapy at the acute care set up showed significant recovery in functional independence at the domain of self-care, sphincter control, .. View More»

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