International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part C (2018)
Mirror therapy: An effective interventional programme in stroke patients comprehensive review
Stroke is becoming a major health problem in India. Stroke make the person disabled and dependent on others. Recent researches using alternative modalities had thrown light on positive outcome in stroke treatment. Mirror therapy is considered as one of the most effective alternative therapy in stroke rehabilitation.
Methods: A systematic review was done by the researcher to support the study. A steady flow for the study was established based on the previous studies and review studies with Mirror Therapy. About 20 studies of last 15 years were included in reviews. For this review search Pub med, AMED, CINHAL, CCRCT, MEDLINE databases were used.
Results: 25 studies were included in the systemic review. In many studies recovery in neurological status of upper limb and lower limb were assessed using various assessment tools. Almost in all studies patients had shown improvement after Mirror Therapy.
Conclusions: Almost 90% of review studies had shown the positive result proving that mirror therapy was effective in improving hand and leg motor and sensory activities in stroke patients. So Mirror Therapy found to be effective in stroke rehabilitation.
How to cite this article:
Geeta Shiroor. Mirror therapy: An effective interventional programme in stroke patients comprehensive review. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(3): 193-196.