International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Occupational Therapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022


Effect of Occupational Therapy based Balance Training on Pusher Behavior

K. Mohan Raj | T. Jeagadeesan | K. Siva Sanjeev | R. Revanth [3]


Abstract: Introduction: Pusher syndrome is a disorder, in which stroke patients shift their body weight toward the affected side of the body and push away from the non-hemi paretic side, Aim: To find out the effect of occupational therapy intervention with balance training on pusher behavior of persons with stroke, Methods: The Single group pre and post Quasi experimental study was conducted with 15 subjects, The Scale for controversive pushing and Burke Lateropulsion scale to assess the pusher behavior and balance of the participants, all participants received occupational therapy based balance and postural training for the period of one month, each session extended 45 minutes to one hour, four sessions in a week. Results: A compression of pre and post training assessment results revealed that occupational based balance training led to following significant changes, comparison of balance score p value is <0.01, comparison of pusher behavior score p value is <0.01, Conclusion: The occupational therapy based balance and postural training activities are found to be effective in reducing pusher behavior among stroke.


Keywords: occupational therapy, pusher behaviour, controversive, lateropulation


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 961 - 963


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