Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 6 (December 2019)

Page No.: 3301-3303

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.187


B. Ragamai *, K. Madhavi.

MNR Sanjeevani college of physiotherapy, Fasalwadi, MNR Nagar, Narsapur Road, Sangareddy, Telangana, India.

Corresponding Author: Ragamai Billa, MNR Sanjeevani college of physiotherapy. MNR Nagar, Narsapur Road, Sangareddy, Telangana, India. E-Mail: ragamai.reddy94@gmail.com


Objective The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of task-oriented therapy and mirror therapy on improving hand function in post-stroke patients.

Subjects and Methods Total subjects 30 were randomly divided into two groups: the task-oriented group (15 patients) and the mirror therapy group (15 patients). The task-oriented group underwent task-oriented training for 45mins a day for 5 days a week for 4 weeks. The mirror therapy group underwent a mirror therapy program under the same schedule as task-oriented therapy. The manual dexterity and motor functioning of the hand were evaluated before the intervention and 4 weeks after the intervention by using FMA (Fugl-Meyer assessment) and BBT (Box & Block test).

Results Hand function of all patients increased significantly after the 4-week intervention program on the evaluation of motor function and manual dexterity by FMA and BBT in both the groups of Task-Oriented approach and Mirror therapy, but Group A Task-oriented approach improved more significantly when compared to Group B Mirror therapy.

Conclusion The treatment effect was more in patients who received a Task-Oriented approach compared to Mirror therapy. These findings suggest that the Task-Oriented approach was more effective in post stoke hand function rehabilitation.

Key words: Task-oriented approach, mirror therapy, stroke, hand function.


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Cite this article: B. Ragamai, K. Madhavi. COMPARISON OF TASK ORIENTED APPROACH AND MIRROR THERAPY FOR POST STROKE HAND FUNCTION REHABILITATION. Int J Physiother Res 2019;7(6):3301-3307. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.187