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dc.contributor.authorYeldan, İpek
dc.contributor.authorHüseyinsinoğlu, Burcu Ersöz
dc.contributor.authorAkıncı, Buket
dc.contributor.authorTarakçı, Ela
dc.contributor.authorBaybaş, Sevim
dc.contributor.authorÖzdinçler, Arzu Razak
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Istanbul University. Project number: UDP-40536.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a very early mirror therapy program on functional improvement of the upper extremity in acute stroke patients. Eight stroke patients who were treated in an acute neurology unit were included in the study. The patients were assigned alternatively to either the mirror therapy group receiving mirror therapy and neurodevelopmental treatment or the neurodevelopmental treatment only group. The primary outcome measures were the upper extremity motor subscale of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment, Motricity Index upper extremity score, and the Stroke Upper Limb Capacity Scale. Somatosensory assessment with the Ayres Southern California Sensory Integration Test, and the Barthel Index were used as secondary outcome measures. No statistically significant improvements were found for any measures in either group after the treatment. In terms of minimally clinically important differences, there were improvements in Fugl-Meyer Assessment and Barthel Index in both mirror therapy and neurodevelopmental treatment groups. [Conclusion] The results of this pilot study revealed that very early mirror therapy has no additional effect on functional improvement of upper extremity function in acute stroke patients. Multicenter trials are needed to determine the results of early application of mirror therapy in stroke rehabilitation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipScientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Istanbul University [UDP-40536]en_US
dc.publisherThe Society of Physical Therapy Scienceen_US
dc.subjectAcute Strokeen_US
dc.subjectMirror Therapyen_US
dc.subjectUpper Extremityen_US
dc.titleThe effects of very early mirror therapy on functional improvement of the upper extremity in acute stroke patientsen_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Physical Therapy Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBiruni Üniversitesien_US
dc.relation.tubitakScientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Istanbul University [UDP-40536]en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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