Functional Outcome after Rehabilitation among Different Diagnostic Groups of Childhood Meningoencephalitis
Indian Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Objective: To study the functional outcomes in different groups of meningoencephalitis patients after rehabilitation approach in addition to standard medical therapy. Material and methods: After taking consent and institutional ethical committee clearance the sample size were assessed. After stabilisation of the affected children with medical therapies, rehabilitation regimen was added. Outcome measures: Percentage of total Wee FIM score. Follow up: 0, 2weeks, 6 weeks. Results: Data analysed by
... s: Data analysed by McNamara's chi Square test showed disability rate is much higher than other aetiology. Best prognosis is seen in patients with viral infections. Discussion: In developing countries children in lower socioeconomic group from rural areas are the most victim of tuberculous meningoencephalitis who responded reasonably with rehabilitation regimen. Conclusion: Rehabilitation regimen is best helpful in viral infection. Tuberculous infection, relatively commoner in India does not respond very well.