The Effects of Mirror Therapy on Eye Hand Coordinations
M.P.T Neurology, Amity Institute of Physiotherapy (AIPT), U.P, India
*Corresponding Author: Sayeeda Rimsha, M.P.T Neurology, Amity Institute of
Physiotherapy (AIPT), U.P, India.
November 11, 2022; Published: February 02, 2023
Introduction/Background: Stroke is being noticed as the most prevalence cause of upper extremity (UE) impairments. Visual and motor pathway disruption results in disoriented eye-hand coordination. Mirror therapy (MT) established significant evidence for rehabilitation after stroke for UE. Remapping and visual illusion of active hand in place of affected UE can improve eye movements and hand coordination.
Aim: To investigate that during mirror therapy, eye movements and observation plays crucial role for arm movements for multiple hand activities. To demonstrate significant effect of MT on eye-hand coordination, manual function test, chedoke arm and hand inventory test on the basis of National institutes of health stroke scale severity level.
Methodology: Twenty-five sub-acute patients participated for 3 weeks of intervention, 5 days out of seven and 30 minutes of MT session. Patients were measured initially for NHISS to describe the level of severity in each patient. Burnnstorm stages of UE, line-bisecting test and mini-mental state examination with patient health questionnaire was examined to define the stage, hemi neglect, cognitive abilities and psychiatric issues. The improvement was measured by the mean and t-test of manual function test (MFT) and chedoke arm and hand inventory (CAHAI) pre and post reading. Percentage was also calculated to rule out the difference of improvement for MFT and CAHAI for mild, moderate and moderately-severe NHISS patients.
Result: MFT and CAHAI scores individually for all 25 patients and in relation with NHISS scores had shown significant improvement for mild and moderate patients. Mean, t-test was performed to evaluate the findings which were significant.
Conclusion: MT had shown benefits on eye hand coordination as well as on the stroke severity level as well. Manual function test and Chedoke arm and hand inventory had also shown great improvement in motor function of UE. MT with MFT and CAHAI had benefited motor function of the patients.
Keywords: Mirror Therapy; Eye Hand Coordination; CAHAI
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