International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023


Comparison of Cervical Proprioception and Simple Reaction Time in Subjects with Brachial Plexopathies and Healthy Adults

Jyotsna Thosar | Jayashree Jagtap | Shivam Chopra | Saraswati Iyer | Dr. Vinita Puri


Abstract: Background: Brachial Plexus Injuries are devastating life altering injuries occurring with increasing frequency in young adults. The factors causing BPI includes both traumatic (most common) and non - traumatic. Objectives: To compare cervical proprioception using cervico - cephalic relocation test and Simple reaction time using Deary - Liewald reaction time task in subjects with Brachial Plexopathies and age matched Healthy Adults. Methodology: A total of 60 participants screened according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria were conveniently allocated into one of the two groups namely, group A consisting the Brachial Plexus patients and group B consisting age matched healthy adults to assess Cervical proprioception and Simple reaction time. Cervical Proprioception in degrees (x0) and Simple Reaction Time measured in milliseconds (ms) were measured. Results: Group A (Brachial plexus patients) showed significantly higher values in the mean error angle for right rotation of Cervical Proprioception (Group A - 7.307; Group B - 4.587; p<0.0001). Group A showed significantly higher values in the mean error angle for left rotation of Cervical Proprioception (Group A - 8.153, Group B - 4.299; p<0.0001). Group A showed significantly delayed Simple Reaction Time (Group A ? 386.01, Group B ? 288; p<0.0001). Conclusion: 1) Cervical Proprioception showed a significant affection in mean error angle on right as well as left rotation in Brachial Plexus injury patients when compared with age matched Healthy Adults. 2) Simple Reaction Time was significantly delayed in Brachial Plexus injury patients when compared with age matched Healthy Adults.


Keywords: Brachial Plexus Injury, cervical proprioception, simple reaction time, afferent - efferent loop, sensorimotor pathway


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 1980 - 1986


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