Undivided attention on hand performance in cerebral vascular accident - a controlled trial

Milton, Sarah Rosalin and Gomes, Odette M (2007) Undivided attention on hand performance in cerebral vascular accident - a controlled trial. The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 39 (2). pp. 41-46.

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Abstract

Aims: To compare the motor performance of hand in stroke patients receiving undivided attention based Occupational Therapy intervention with stroke patients receiving conventional Occupational therapy intervention. Study Design: Experimental Control trial. Methods: Thirty subjects with cerebral vascular were divided into two groups, control &experimental. Both groups underwent hand performance assessment in four different experimental conditions using primary &secondary tasks for both right &left hand. The control group received conventional occupational therapy the experimental group received undivided attention based occupational therapy intervention. Followup assessments were made on first, third &sixth week respectively. Results: Analysis revealed improvement of both the groups in hand performance after intervention. Even though the control group improved over a period of six weeks, when compared to the experimental group, the improvement of hand in time by the experimental group is highly significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: The results were consistent with the significant improvement in hand performance in undivided based occupational therapy as compared with conventional based occupational therapy intervention

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Divided attention, Undivided attention, Hand Performance, Cerebral Vascular accident
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Occupational Therapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 09:57
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2011 09:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/807

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