Suharto1 | Arpandjam’an1 | Suriani1 | Abd Rahman2
1,2,4Physiotherapy Study Programs, Poltekkes Kemenkes Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
2Bhayangkara Hospital of Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
Introduction: Common problems of stroke include spasticity, weakness, and loss of balance on the affected side causing the inability to maintain postural alignment so that patients experience barriers to daily activities.
Purpose: This study aims to determine the effectiveness of weight exercises on walking ability and reducing spasticity in stroke patients.
Methods: This type of research was pre-experimental with pre-test – post-test one group design. The study population was post-stroke hemiparesis patients at Bhayangkara Hospital of Makassar and the study sample was 12 people according to the research inclusion criteria. The independent variable was bobath exercises and the dependent variable was the ability to walk and spasticity. The measurement of walking ability used the Timed Up and Go Test scale and the measurement of spasticity using the Asworth scale.
Results: The results of the study on the ability to walk obtained a score of p = 0.00 and spasticity obtained a value of p = 0.00.
Conclusion: Bobath exercise can improve walking ability and reduce spasticity of stroke patients, so treatment of stroke patients should use this method.Keywords: Covid-19 on adolescents; family; society figures
Keywords: Bobath exercises; walking; spasticity; stroke