Effectiveness of home therapy on affected upper extremity to reinforce motor function among stroke patients
Effective stroke education and practices to remain an essential part of the continuum of stroke care for the foreseeable future.
Objective: Determine the Effectiveness of Home therapy practices focuses onto provide best practices and to improves fine motor skills among affected upper extremity stroke patients.
Research Design: Pre experimental one group pretest-posttest design
Setting: Sri ASP Out Patient Neuro Clinic. Chennai.
Participants: 30 Stroke patients with affected upper extremity who satisfied the inclusion criteria.
Intervention: Home therapy given at 45minutes 3 times each week over the affected upper extremity of stroke patients.
Results: Comparison of Mean and Standard Deviation of pre and post-test of Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Score of post-test (M=30.03 SD=3.62) was higher than that of in the pretest (M=17.50, SD=4.54). Comparison Mean and Standard Deviation of Upper Extremity Functional Scale Activities in the Post test (M=30.02, SD=3.42) was higher than that of in the Pre-test (M=17.29, SD=4.0). The difference was found to be statistically significant at P<0.001 levels which indicates effectiveness of Home therapy of affected upper extremity among Stroke patients.
Conclusion: Effectiveness of Home therapy for affected upper extremity help the stroke patients to enhances the motor activities and improve Activities of Daily Living in day today life.