The Effect of Mirror Therapy Compared to Sham Therapy in Hand Motor Recovery in Sub-acute Stroke

Lulus Hardiyanti, Widjajalaksmi Kusumaningsih, Rosiana Pradasari Wirawan, Retno Asti Werdhani

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effect of mirror therapy on motor recovery of stroke patients.Methods: A randomized, controlled, assessor blinded trial in outpatients who have had their firststroke, that were divided into two groups: mirror and sham. They completed a protocol of six weeksmirror therapy or sham therapy for 30 minutes, 3 times a week, in addition to a standard occupationaltherapy program. The outcome parameters were Fugl Meyer Assessment for upper extremity andFunctional Independence Measure (FIM).Results: Eighteen patients (mean age 53.9 years old), all within 6 months of having a stroke wereenrolled. The Fugl Meyer score increased in both groups after the three week and the six weekintervention (p<0.001), the FIM score increased only in the first three weeks. The Fugl Meyer meanscore improved more in the mirror group than in the sham group (by mean 20.5 vs. 13.75), butstatistically not significant.Conclusion: Mirror therapy could enhance hand motor recovery in sub-acute stroke patients. Dueto a limited sample, further study is needed.Keywords: Stroke rehabilitation, mirror therapy, motor recovery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
JournalIndonesian Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Stroke rehabilitation, mirror therapy, motor recovery

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