Effectiveness of Selective Trunk Balance Exercises Versus Conventional Therapy on Trunk Performance and Functional Sitting Balance in Patients with Acute Hemiparetic Stroke

Murugan, V (2019) Effectiveness of Selective Trunk Balance Exercises Versus Conventional Therapy on Trunk Performance and Functional Sitting Balance in Patients with Acute Hemiparetic Stroke. Masters thesis, College of Physiotherapy, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: After stroke, recovery of functional sitting balance is important because it is essential to obtain independence in vital functions of personal daily tasks and ability to reach for a variety of objects. Thus, regaining trunk control has been a major focus of stroke rehabilitation. In this study, the head to head comparison of selective trunk balance exercises and the conventional treatment for assessing trunk control and balance on the Trunk Impairment Scale and Modified Functional Reach Test in acute hemiparetic stroke patients has been done. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of selective trunk balance exercises and conventional therapy on trunk performance and functional sitting balance in patients with acute hemiparetic stroke. Study setting: Department of Physiotherapy and Neurology ward, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore. Intervention: 30 subjects with acute stroke, aged between 30-60 years were selected and assigned in two groups, receiving selective trunk balance exercises (Group A) and conventional physical therapy (Group B). Patients of both the groups received treatment session for 5 days per week for 3 weeks. Outcome measures: Trunk Impairment Scale (Fujiwara) and Modified Functional Reach Test (Forward, paretic and non-paretic lateral reaches) were used to evaluate pre and post therapy outcome. RESULTS: Significant improvement in trunk performance and functional sitting balance was seen in both the groups. Selective trunk balance exercises shows more superior improvement on TIS F and MFRT than in conventional physiotherapy. Selective trunk balance exercises showed intervention at the level 0.05% with the p value < 0.05. CONCLUSION: Both Selective Trunk Balance Exercises and Conventional therapy can improve on Trunk Performance and Functional Sitting Balance in Patients with Acute Hemiparetic Stroke. However, Selective Trunk Balance Exercises has shown a better effect than the conventional therapy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.271720002
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stroke, Selective trunk balance exercises, Conventional therapy, TIS (F) and MFRT.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Neurology
Depositing User: Ravindran C
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2019 15:49
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 05:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11552

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