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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 105-108

Effect of hand arm bimanual intensive therapy on upper limb function in young stroke

MGM Physiotherapy Rehabilitation and Fitness Centre, MGM Department of Neurophysiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Shradha Shah
MGM Institute of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad - 431 003, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_36_22

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Young stroke comprises of 10%–15% of all stroke patients. However, compared with stroke in older adults, stroke in the young have disproportionately large economic impact by leaving victims disabled before their most productive years. Stroke leads to chronic functional impairments of upper limb and hand. Hence, we aimed to explore the effect of hand-arm bimanual intensive training (HABIT) on the recovery of upper limb function in young stroke patient. The study is a case of a 30-year-old male patient admitted to the outpatient department with right-sided hemiplegia and sensory aphasia. The patient was engaged in HABIT for 2 h a day for a continuous duration of 3 months and the training showed remarkable improvement in Fugl-Meyer assessment-upper extremity and Motor Activity Log scores. The results suggest that HABIT appears to be efficacious in improving upper limb function in young stroke.

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