Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)
A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood supply to the brain results in cell death. The day today lifestyle factors can increase the risk of stroke. Stroke can occur at any age. Common impairment after stroke like imbalance, sensory impairment, weakness, visual problems and lack of coordination will naturally increase the risk of falls and accidents. The study was adopted by quantitative approach with two group pretest and posttest quasi experimental design. The study was conducted among 40 clients admitted in Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Science, Kulasekharam. The independent variable is Mirror therapy applied to stroke patients and dependent variable is motor function of upper extremity of stroke patient. The subject were selected by purposive sampling technique. 20 were allotted for experimental group and 20 were allotted for control group. For experimental group, the Mirror therapy was given with 4 set of exercise, 20 minutes every day for 4 weeks. Whereas control group received routine nursing care and conventional rehabilitation program. Post test was conducted after Mirror therapy in experimental and control group by using Wolf Motor Function Test Tool. Then study identified that the upper limb motor function was improved in experimental group. It was found that there was a significant improvement of upper limb motor function in experimental group after Mirror therapy than in control group. The‘t’ value of mean 3.850. Mean difference 7.60. DF=38, p≤0.001. The researcher found that Mirror therapy is very effective intervention to improve upper limb motor function among stroke patients. It is a simple inexpensive, easy to practicable therapy and there is no side effect comparing with other pharmacological treatment.
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