Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Comparing Task-Based and Exercise-Based Mirror Therapy (MT)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, USA
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, USA
  • Brookline Public Schools, Brookline, MA, USA
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Hand and Upper Extremity / Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Comparing Task-Based and Exercise-Based Mirror Therapy (MT)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520418. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3035
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520418. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3035
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Mirror therapy (MT) is an evidence-based intervention for upper-extremity (UE) hemiparesis after stroke; however, few MT studies have utilized task-based activities. An RCT was conducted comparing subjects with UE hemiparesis poststroke who performed task-based MT (n=5) and exercise-based MT (n=3). Preliminary results have found significant improvement in all subjects on the COPM, ARAT, and SF-36, but no differences have been found between the two groups. Additional data is being collected.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nakisha Gutierrez

Additional Authors and Speakers: Mary Hildebrand

Contributing Authors: Cora Finley