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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020
Efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Upper Limb Recovery after Stroke
Udhaya Kumar Patturaj | Dhanpal Singh | Mohandas Kurup
Abstract: Background: Stroke is one amongst the foremost disabling neurological disorders which affects the activities of daily living like eating, dressing, bathing, toileting if the predominant upper limb is affected. Studies have shown that Constraint Induced Movement therapy (CIMT) is an efficient alternate to traditional rehabilitation techniques. Objective: This study focuses on efficacy of Constraint Induced Movement therapy in upper limb recovery after stroke as compared with conventional rehabilitation. Methods: 28 stroke patients meeting the selection criteria were randomized into case and control groups. Conventional therapy was given to control group and CIMT was given to cases. Initially upper extremity score was assessed by Fugl-Meyer assessment (FMA) upper extremity scale (Total Score-66) before intervention. After 4 weeks of therapy upper extremity score was again assessed by Fugl- Meyer assessment upper extremity scale Results: FMA score in CIMT group was statistically significant with p value of 0.000 compared to conventional therapy of p value 0.881. Conclusion: CIMT was effective in improving upper limb function than Conventional therapy.
Keywords: Stroke, Upper limb recovery, Constraint Induced Movement therapy, Conventional therapy, Fugl-Meyer assessment
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020,
Pages: 342 - 346
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