D. Vasileva 1, D. Lubenova 2
1 University Goce Delchev, Faculty of Medical Sciences – Stip, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
2 National Sports Academy Vassil Levski – Sofia, Bulgaria
Objective: To investigate the influence of the specialized physical therapy on functional independence and to compare the impact of usual physical therapy in patients with ischemic stroke in the chronic period.
Material and Methods: The study included 10 patients / 6 in the experimental and 4 in the control group, 6 men and 4 women with chronic right-sided and left-sided hemiparesis after ischemic stroke within 3 months. Subjects were evaluated on performance test of functional independence / FIM / at the beginning, of the 10th day, 1st month and 3 months.