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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022
Comparison of Efficacy of Kabat Rehabilitation and Facial Exercise in Patients with Bell's Palsy in Loni (Pravara Rural Hospital)
Asmita Kale | Dr. Tejas Suryvanshi
Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare the role of Kabat Rehabilitation and Facial Exercises along with Laser in patients with Bell?s palsy and its effectiveness in improving physical and social function. Materials and Methods: The comparative intervention study conducted at DR. APJ Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Loni (PRH). Two equal groups (A and B) consist of 18 patients each. Patients were given Kabat rehabilitation technique in group A and facial exercises in group B. Patients in both treatment groups were followed until 3 weeks and improvement in House Brackmann Grading scale (HBS) and Facial disability index (FDI) scale were recorded at the end of treatment. Results: In this study, 36 patients were participated. At the end of 3 weeks, HBS and FDI shows highly statistical difference in experimental group than control group. Conclusion: Laser along with Kabat technique is more effective as compared to laser with facial exercise technique in improving physical and social function.
Keywords: Bells palsy, Laser, Facial exercise, Kabat rehabilitation
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,
Pages: 420 - 423
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