International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part C (2019)
The efficacy of mirror therapy vs tactile stimulation to increase upper limb dysfunction in patients with chronic stroke: A comparative study
Background and Purpose: Mirror therapy has been recommended as a simple, inexpensive approach to upper limb dysfunction and tactile stimulation used to increase the motor execution system in order to enhance voluntary activation of muscle. To compare the effects of Mirror therapy vs tactile stimulation to increase upper limb function in chronic stroke patients.
Type of the study: Quasi Experimental Study Design.
Materials and Methodology: A sample of 30 patients within the age group of 40 to 60 years of chronic stroke patients with upper limb dysfunction were randomly divided into two groups. Group A (n=15) and Group B (n=15). The subjects in the group A is treated with Mirror therapy and the subjects in the group B is treated by tactile stimulation. The subjects were assessed by Action Research Arm Test and Motricity Index scale before and after completion of 6 weeks treatment program.
Result: After 6 weeks of treatment there is significant difference between both Group A and Group B but there is more improvement noticed in Group A in compared to Group B.
Conclusion: Mirror therapy was more effective in improving the upper limb function in chronic stroke patients.
How to cite this article:
V Vijayaraj, Dr. MK Franklin Shaju. The efficacy of mirror therapy vs tactile stimulation to increase upper limb dysfunction in patients with chronic stroke: A comparative study. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(5):152-160.