Abraão Souza Costa

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Injuries may cause unilateral deterioration of brain areas related to postural control resulting in lateralized motor disability with abnormal asymmetry in weight-bearing distribution. Although overloading toward the nonaffected limb has been described as the preferred posture among individuals with hemiparesis, characterization of the weight-bearing(More)
Described as an alternative way of assessing weight-bearing asymmetries, the measures obtained from digital scales have been used as an index to classify weight-bearing distribution. This study aimed to describe the intra-test and the test/retest reliability of measures in subjects with and without hemiparesis during quiet stance. The percentage of body(More)
Introduction: Cerebrovascular diseases result in sensory­motor deficits disturbing postural control that is observed by weight­bearing asymmetries commonly named as hemiparesis. Besides hemiparetic impairments, first observed after stroke, many studies have pointed cardiac failure and risk of sudden death as the main factors responsible for death of stroke(More)
Paulo Henrique Ferreira de Araujo-Barbosa, Lidiane Teles de Menezes, Abraão Souza Costa, Anderson Castro Mundim, Osmair Gomes de Macedo, Emerson Fachin-Martins Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Ceilandia, University of Brasilia, Campus of Ceilandia, Ceilandia Sul, Brasilia, DF, Brazil Graduate Program (Pós-Graduac ão) in Health Sciences and(More)
PURPOSE To present experience of combined use of the International Classifications to determine functioning and disability profiles of chronic stroke patients at home-care. METHODS It was a design observational study with 13 subjects sampled from 39 patients with stroke pre-selected from 115 patients attended by a public home-care service. Their(More)
First designed as an alternative method of assessing balance and susceptibility to falls among elderly, the Functional Reach Test (FR) has also been used among patients with hemiparesis. Then this study aimed to describe the intra- and inter-rater and the test/re-test reliability of the FR measure in subjects with and without hemiparesis while verifying(More)
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