Effect of task oriented training on upper extremity function in chronic stroke patient by using fugl Meyer scale: A cross sectional interventional study
Pooja Vaghela, Dr. Gaurav Patel
Background & Purpose: The loss of upper extremity control is common after stroke, with 88% of the survivors having some level of upper extremity dysfunction. Post stroke therapeutic intervention leading to functional improvement emphasizes intensive task- specific practice reported to facilitate training - induced plasticity. This study determine the effect of task oriented training on arm function in chronic stroke patients by using Fugl Meyer arm scale.
Materials and Method: Study included 30 chronic stroke patients. Age of the patient was between 35 to 65 years. Task oriented training was applied to them and duration was 4 weeks, 5 days per week. Upper extremity function was assessed by Fugl Meyer scale.
Result: The results were analysed using Wilcoxon Test for within the group analyses. In which there were significant difference in Fugl Meyer arm scores after training session in all age group.
Conclusion: Present study concluded that there were significant effect of task oriented training to improve upper extremity function in chronic stroke patients.
Pooja Vaghela, Dr. Gaurav Patel. Effect of task oriented training on upper extremity function in chronic stroke patient by using fugl Meyer scale: A cross sectional interventional study. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 127-129