The Motor Behavior and Neurofunctional Rehabilitation Research Group, linked to Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, held, on the 27th and 29th of October, an activity with patients from the Teaching-Care Clinic of the Bahiana (ADAB) for the passage of the World Day to Combat Stroke (CVA), celebrated on October 29th. Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world and the leading cause of disability.
The multidisciplinary initiative had the participation of undergraduate students linked to the research group and members of Scientific Initiation (Physical Therapy and Medicine courses), as well as postgraduate students of the Master's in Technologies and Health and Doctorate in Medicine and Human Health. The action had the support of Rede Brasil AVC, which provided the information material used in the campaign, and a partnership with the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy Research Group at Bahiana (GEPFIR), coordinated by teacher Cristiane Dias.
Physiotherapists Mayra Castro, Marina Makhoul, Iara Maso, Carla Ferreira, Viviane Brenneisen, Maria Eduarda Carvalho and Cláudia Furtado, volunteers specialized in Neurofunctional Rehabilitation, performed specific interventions for post-stroke individuals, distributed at previously scheduled times. Patients were evaluated and stimulated with the facilitation of functional performance in different activities and were instructed about the prevention of secondary complications in different systems and the occurrence of a new stroke event.
According to the professor of the Physiotherapy course and coordinator of the research group, Élen Beatriz Carneiro Pinto, in the activity that integrates teaching, research and extension, a direct feedback to the community was promoted, especially for patients who suffered stroke and who participate of the research projects developed by the group. "An excellent multidisciplinary experience for those involved, who had the opportunity of practical learning in educational actions in health and neurofunctional rehabilitation", declared the professor.
Physiotherapist and teacher Dr. Elen Beatriz Pinto was invited to be the coordinator of one of the protocols of the AVERT Study.
Medical students will present virtual posters during the event.
Free event will be broadcast on the channel of Bahiana on YouTube, November 8-10.