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Behavioral Therapy Intervention for Recovery of Lower Limb Function and Hemiplegic Early-Stage Stroke Receiving Citicoline Treatment

Author(s): Xiaolu Ren, Haiying Hu, Haiyan Ren and Guiqi Song*
School of Nursing, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province 230000, China

Correspondence Address:
Guiqi Song, School of Nursing, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province 230000, China, E-mail:

In order to gain insight into the therapeutic impact of linking behavioral therapy with citicoline, this investigation sought to analyze the effects of such an approach on the lower limb function and self-care ability of hemiplegic patients in the early stages of stroke. A randomized controlled trial was conducted on 150 patients, who were conveniently and randomly divided into study group (n=75) and control group (n=75). The control group received routine drugs in combination with citicoline, while the study group was exposed to behavioral therapy alongside standard care treatment. In order to measure and analyze the comparative differences in lower limb function and daily living ability, the Fugl-Meyer motor function rating scale and Barthel index score scale were employed as scoring metrics for both the study and control groups. Although no significant differences were observed in function rating scale and Barthel index scores between the study and control groups at the beginning of the study, notable distinctions in these scores emerged at the study's conclusion, with significantly higher scores being registered in the study group following treatment. Behavioral therapy intervention on the basis of citicoline and routine drug therapy for hemiplegic patients with early stroke can improve their lower limb function and self-care ability.

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