Introduction: The upper and lower limb function impairment remains an undesirable consequence followed by a stroke that increases activity limitation. Objective: To find the effectiveness of mirror therapy on upper and lower limb function among stroke patients with hemiparesis admitted at Govt Medical College, Kannur. Methods: Quasi experimental, non-equivalent control group pre-test post-test research design was used among 24 stroke patients with hemiparesis who met inclusion criteria by using consecutive sampling technique and allotted to both experimental (n=12) and control group (n=12). Mirror therapy was administered to the experimental group daily for two weeks. A semi-structured interview schedule and Fugl-Meyer assessment scale were used to collect data. Results: The study showed a significant difference between pre-test and post-test scores of upper limb function (Z=3.064), lower limb function (Z=3.076) in the experimental group, and upper limb function (Z=3.064), lower limb function (Z=3.075) in the control group. A significant improvement in post-test score of upper limb function (Z=3.050) and lower limb function (Z=2.266) among the experimental group than the control group. Conclusion: This study concluded that mirror therapy was useful in improving upper and lower limb function among stroke patients with hemiparesis.
"Effectiveness of mirror therapy on upper and lower limb function among stroke patients with hemiparesis,"
Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: https://impressions.manipal.edu/mjnhs/vol7/iss1/5