Poster Session  |   July 2015
Effectiveness of Mirror Therapy on Function for Chronic Stroke Patients
Author Affiliations
  • University of South Alabama
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Effectiveness of Mirror Therapy on Function for Chronic Stroke Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911520077p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1104
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911520077p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1104
Abstract

Date Presented 4/16/2015

This study sought to determine whether 6 wk of 45-min weekly mirror therapy sessions improved upper-extremity (UE) motor function poststroke. Fugl-Meyer Assessment and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) changes were not statistically significant, but positive changes on the Stroke Impact Scale contradicted COPM results. Mirror therapy may be an effective treatment for stroke rehabilitation, but further research is needed.