Eclectic/mixed model method for upper extremity functional recovery in stroke rehabilitation: A pilot study

*, Vijaya Kumar.K and *, Abraham M Joshua and Kendambadi, Rakshith and Mithra, Prasanna P (2017) Eclectic/mixed model method for upper extremity functional recovery in stroke rehabilitation: A pilot study. Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, 9 (1). pp. 75-81. ISSN 0976-9668

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Background: Eclectic treatment method is a flexible approach that uses techniques drawn from various schools of thought involving several treatment methods and allows the therapist to adapt to each client’s individual needs. Wider application for eclectic approach is however limited in stroke rehabilitation. Aim: The objective is to find out whether eclectic approach improves upper extremity (UE) functional recovery in acute stroke rehabilitation. Methodology: Twenty‑five postacute unilateral supratentorial stroke subjects recruited from tertiary care hospitals recovered with Stage 2–5 in Brunnstorm stage of UE motor recovery (BRS‑UE) underwent 45 min of eclectic approach for UE every day involving seven different treatment methods (5 min for each method) for 6 days consecutively. The outcome was UE subscale of the Fugl‑Meyer Motor test (UE‑FM), UE subscale of the Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement (UE‑STREAM), Wolf Motor Function test (WMFT‑FAS), and Stroke Impact Scale‑16 (SIS‑16) was collected at the end of the sixth session. Results: All the participants showed significant improvement in all the outcome measures. The Stage 2 and 3 subjects showed UE‑STREAM (P = 0.007) WMFT‑FAS (P < 0.001), SIS (P = 0.023) respectively and for Stage 4 and 5 the subjects have shown UE FM (P < 0.001), WMFT‑FAS (P < 0.001), SIS (P = 0.004) with large magnitude of treatment effect for all stages of BRS‑UE. Conclusion: Our study findings are in favor of integrating eclectic approach than single intervention/approach in clinical practice to improve the UE functional recovery for motor rehabilitation when the stroke occurs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eclectic approach, stroke, upper extremity interventions
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Neurology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 06:18
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 06:18

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