Video augmented mirror therapy for upper extremity rehabilitation after stroke: a randomized controlled trial

Hyunjin Kim, Junghyun Kim, Sungbae Jo, Kyeongjin Lee, Junesun Kim, Changho Song

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the effects of mirror therapy using a newly developed video augmented wearable reflection device on reach-to-grasp motor control and upper extremity motor function. Methods: Participants were randomly allocated to one of three groups: mirror therapy using a video augmented wearable reflection device group (MTVADG), n = 12; traditional mirror therapy group (TMTG), n = 12; and control group (CG), n = 12. Participants in the MTVADG and TMTG received conventional rehabilitation in addition to mirror therapy. Motor control during the reach-to-grasp movement was assessed using kinematic analysis. Each participant’s upper extremity motor function was assessed using the Fugl-Meyer Assessment, Manual Function Test, and Box and Block Test. Results: While both the MTVADG and TMTG showed significantly improved reach-to-grasp movement. The MTVADG showed greater efficiency in kinematic performance than the TMTG. Moreover, while both the MTVADG and TMTG showed improved upper extremity motor function, the MTVADG showed significantly greater improvement in proximal upper limb function compared to the TMTG. Conclusion: Our results suggested that mirror therapy using a video augmented wearable reflection device is more efficient compared to traditional mirror therapy for patients with stroke. Clinical trial registration unique identifier: KCT0003047.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-842
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume270
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (grant number: HI21C0572).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany.

Keywords

  • Kinematics
  • Mirror therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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