A Clinical Trial to Study the Effect of Imagined Progressive Movements in Patients With Paralysis of One Side of the Body.

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The aim of the Study to evaluate the effect of Graded motor imagery on upper limb motor functions and quality of life in patients with stroke that was conducted in two centers in india. The primary outcome measures were upper limb motor functions at 6 weeks and secondary outcome measure was quality of life at 6 weeks.
Research Hypothesis: There would be significant effect of GMI on Upper limb motor functions and quality of life in patients with stroke.

Detailed Description

Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) is essentially a brain based treatment, targeting the activation of different brain regions in a graded manner. GMI is a three stage treatment programme comprising of Left Right discrimination training, Explicit Motor imagery and Mirror therapy.
In this Study, GMI approach is applied on the patients with Stroke to enhance their Upper limb motor functions and Quality of life.
Conventional treatment:
Patients of group A and group B had received conventional treatment for 6 weeks. Conventional treatment consists of Task oriented upper extremity functional exercises. Components of Task oriented training include weight bearing, supportive reactions, and reaching, grasping, holding and release activities. It was performed five days a week for six weeks of one hour duration.
Graded Motor Imagery:
Patients of group A had received GMI programme with conventional treatment for 6 weeks. It is a three stage process, was performed five days a week for six weeks of one hour duration. It comprises of:
- Left Right discrimination training (Implicit Motor Imagery) - 2 weeks
- Explicit Motor Imagery (Imagined movements) - 2 weeks
- Mirror Therapy - 2 weeks

Conditions

Interventions

  • Recognise [TM] Device
    Other Names: Online Recognise software by the NOI group, Australia
    Intervention Desc: Recognise accurately measures to identify left and right body parts and movements, and to train left/right discrimination as part of a comprehensive GMI rehabilitation process.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Graded Motor imagery group and Conventional group
    Description: Graded Motor imagery is a three stage process, was performed five days a week for six weeks of one hour duration. It comprises of: Left Right discrimination training (Implicit Motor Imagery) - 2 weeks Explicit Motor Imagery (Imagined movements) - 2 weeks Mirror Therapy - 2 weeks
  • Mirror Box Device
    Intervention Desc: A resource used for many pain and disability states of the hands and feet.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Conventional group
    Description: Conventional group consist of Upper extremity task oriented functional exercises. Components of Task oriented training include weight bearing, supportive reactions, and reaching, grasping, holding and release activities.

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Upper limb motor functions six weeks Yes
Secondary Quality of life 6 weeks Yes

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