Effects of Telerehabilitation on Upper Limb Function Activities of Patients with Chronic Stroke

Authors

  • Olan Isariyapan Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University
  • Chiratchaya Nanta Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University
  • Supitcha Poommuang Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University
  • Apichaya Srivichai Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University
  • Natchaya Chondaen Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Unit, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University
  • Duangnapa Roongpiboonsopit Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medical, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok
  • Jirasin Wiwatmanitsakul Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Unit, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University
  • Waroonnapa Srisoparb Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Unit, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University, Muang District, Phitsanulok

Keywords:

Muscle Strength, Stroke, Task-Oriented Training, Telerehabilitation, Upper Limb Functional Activities

Abstract

This study examined the impact of telerehabilitation on upper limb functional activities (ULFA) in individuals with chronic stroke. Ten participants underwent the telerehabilitation program consisting of a 70-minute session, five times a week for four weeks. The program included a combination of strength training and task-oriented training (TOT). ULFA, grip strength, upper limb motor impairments, muscle tone and quality of life were assessed by the Streamlined Wolf Motor Function Test-Chronic (SWMFT-C), Grip strength dynamometer, Fugl-Meyer assessment of Upper extremities (FMA-UE), Modified Ashworth Scale and Stroke Impact Scale (SIS), respectively. The findings revealed statistically significant improvements (p<0.05) in SWMFT-C, grip strength, FMA-UE, and SIS scores across the strength, hand function, and percentage of recovery domains following the training program. Video-based telerehabilitation, incorporating both strength training and TOT, notably enhances ULFA and contributes to an improved quality of life for chronic stroke patients.

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2024-04-10

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Isariyapan O, Nanta C, Poommuang S, Srivichai A, Chondaen N, Roongpiboonsopit D, Wiwatmanitsakul J, Srisoparb W. Effects of Telerehabilitation on Upper Limb Function Activities of Patients with Chronic Stroke. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];23(1):5. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtss/article/view/265197

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