Functional Rehabilitation of a Patient with Post Stroke Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome - A Single Case Study

Guruprasad, V and Sau, Koushik and Vidyasagar, Sudha and Varma, Muralidhar (2013) Functional Rehabilitation of a Patient with Post Stroke Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome - A Single Case Study. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 3 (5). pp. 107-110. ISSN 2249-9571

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Objective: In the last decade, it has become more evident that cerebellum plays a major role in cognitive, behavioral and affective abnormalities. In this case study, we report about a client who developed “Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome” following a cerebellar hemorrhage and the rehabilitation process following the same. Design: A single case study. Methods: The patient was a 31 years old male, who was working as an executive manager was referred to Occupational Therapy Dept. for evaluation and rehabilitation. The patient showed ataxia of the trunk and the extremities as a part of motor evaluation. In cognitive evaluation, MMSE a screening tool and LOTCA, standardized cognitive assessment in occupational therapy was carried out and the results revealed disturbance in orientation, attention, memory-both short term & long term and impairments in executive functioning, visuo-spatial functioning. Behavioral and affective abnormalities also noted during evaluation. Due to impairments in cognitive, motor, behavioral and affective components the client was totally dependent on his family members for his Basic Activities of Daily Living. Cognitive rehabilitation, Functional balance retraining, fall prevention education, caregiver education and home modifications were carried out in order to make the client independent in his daily living tasks and also to maximize his abilities to return to his work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome; balance retraining; cognitive rehabilitation; Functional rehabilitation.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Occupational Therapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2013 04:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 06:13

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