Effectiveness of motor relearning program on balance and upright mobility in sub-acute stroke patients: A randomized control trial
Motor Relearning Program in Sub-Acute Stroke Patients
Keywords:Motor Relearning Program, Routine physical therapy, Balance, upright mobility
To determine the effectiveness of the motor relearning program along with routine physical therapy versus routine physical therapy alone on balance and upright mobility in sub-acute stroke patients. Methods: Patients who satisfied inclusion criteria were chosen and randomly allotted into experimental and control group, 34 patients in each. After baseline assessment first follow-up was recorded at fourth week. Patients were guided for home plan for further one month. Second follow-up data was taken at eight week. Experimental group were given motor relearning training along with routine physiotherapy in sit to stand component by putting effected foot behind the sound one, forward movement of knees on chair and trunk in flexion. Gait training, balance training, stretching exercises and strengthening exercises were given to control group. The berg balance scale and time up and go test were used to measure the outcomes. Results: Statistically significant post-treatment p-value<0.05 was shown by both groups in all items of the BBS and time up and go test while doing the intragroup analysis after 8 weeks of intervention. Statistically significant results (P-value=0.000) was shown at 2nd follow up by the BBS score and TUG measure in intergroup analysis. Conclusion: Motor relearning program is demonstrated to have more measurably noteworthy and clinically compelling intervention while comparing to routine physiotherapy alone.
Clinical trial registration number: IRCT20200218046539N1.
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