Introduction: Mirror Therapy is patient directed treatment that improves the upper extremity function. It is a form of imagery in which mirror is used to convey visual stimuli to brain through observation of one’s unaffected body part as I carries out set of movements.
Method: 30 patients with sub acute and chronic stroke with impaired hand function were randomly allocated into 2 groups with 15 patients in each group. Group A received Mirror Therapy and Conventional Physiotherapy and Group B received only Conventional Physiotherapy. Both groups received treatment for 5 days a week for 4 weeks duration. Hand functions were measured using Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) and Jebsen Handfunction Test (JHFT).
Results: There was statistically significant improvement in hand function of stroke patients in Group A as compared to Group B.
Conclusion: It is concluded that the Mirror Therapy with Conventional Physiotherapy significantly found effective than Conventional Physiotherapy alone in improving hand function of stroke patients.
via A Randomized Clinical Trial to Study the Effectiveness of Mirror Therapy in Improving Hand Function of Stroke Patients. – International Journal of Health Sciences and Research (IJHSR) – ScopeMed.org – Online Journal Management System.