Lina Varžaitytė, Aleksandras Kriščiūnas, Edita Tamulionienė


The aim – to assess individuals with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), the effectiveness of rehabilitation and the factors influencing it at an early period of the disease. Retrospectively medical record analysis was performed on persons sick with GBS and rehabilitated at LSMUL KK Neurorehabilitation subdivision 1999-2012 m. The study involved 31 persons. Rehabilitation effectiveness was assessed by Barthel index change during rehabilitation. The factors that may influence the effectiveness of rehabilitation (age, comorbidity, complications, functional status at the beginning of rehabilitation, acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, rehabilitation time) were analyzed. Persons’ with GBS, functional status during rehabilitation significantly improved (p = 0.001). Age, functional status at the beginning of rehabilitation, comorbidity, duration of rehabilitation, acute respiratory failure did not have a statistically significant impact on rehabilitation performance for patients with GBS, but the younger people’s functional status at the beginning and end of the rehabilitation was better as compared to older individuals. Complications had a statistically significant negative impact on rehabilitation efficiency (p = 0.036) for individuals with GBS.

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Keyword(s): Guillain-Barre syndrome; rehabilitation Barthel index of functional autonomy
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2013.056
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