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Volume : 25 Issue : 4 Year : 2017
 
Effect of Regular Aerobic Exercise on Daily Life Activities and Moods of the Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Two Cases [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2017; 25(4): 133-135 | DOI: 10.5505/ias.2017.02703  

Effect of Regular Aerobic Exercise on Daily Life Activities and Moods of the Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Two Cases

Tuğba Uyar1, Elif Yakşı2
1Department of Neurology, Rize Kaçkar State Hospital, Rize, Turkey.
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Limitations in daily living activities, depression, and anxiety symptoms may be present in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at different levels based on the severity of the injury. Regular aerobic exercise is a fairly effective treatment approach to improving neuropsychiatric symptoms and physical performance of patients with TBI. Beck Depression Index, Beck Anxiety Index, Barthel Index, neuropsychiatric clinical findings, and motor functions were assessed before and after a 30-min regular exercise program, three times a week for 12 weeks in two patients with severe TBI having neuropsychiatric complications due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Clinical follow-up showed a substantial improvement in depression and daily life activity scales of both patients. Regular aerobic exercise programs are highly effective and inexpensive rehabilitation methods for reducing depression levels and increasing independence in daily life activities of patients with severe TBI.

Keywords: Aerobic exercise, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury


Tuğba Uyar, Elif Yakşı. Effect of Regular Aerobic Exercise on Daily Life Activities and Moods of the Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Two Cases. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2017; 25(4): 133-135

Corresponding Author: Tuğba Uyar, Türkiye


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