Volume 67, Number 1 (4 2009)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2009, 67(1): 70-75 | Back to browse issues page


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S T, GR O, S M G. Survey of post polio syndrome in Tehran. Tehran Univ Med J. 2009; 67 (1) :70-75
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-498-en.html

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Background: The long-term effects of poliomyelitis are known in many of countries. In despite of one accrue title for these signs and symptoms there are similarity aspects in patients' problems. In the signs of explained, absence of strength and endurance, musculoskeletal difficulties, respiratory dysfunction, sleep disorders are more generalized. Prevalence of post polio syndrome (PPS) is aim of this study.

Methods: 150 subjects with history of poliomyelitis (80 male and 70 female) in Tehran city contributes in this study and complete question forms.

Results: Muscle pain was reported in 88% of subjects. Thigh muscle weakness was at 42/28%, also muscle spasm indicated at 66%. Recurrent falling of subjects appeared in 74/7%. Early fatigue reported 86%. Above five signs selected for PPS. In this study 85 subjects had four signs of above criteria or 56.66% of subjects had PPS.

Conclusion:  Depended of evaluation and observation there is post polio syndrome in Tehran. Recommended for physical therapy of post polio syndrome attend to stages of progression of this syndrome. In aim to this procedure, physical treatment of these patients must limit to muscle fatigue and also severe physical and exercise activities must be reduce, also some mild aerobic activities without fatigue can be useful.

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