Effect of the Mental Practice on the Upper Limb Motor Function Improvement of Hemiplegic Patients

정신훈련이 편마비환자의 상지기능 향상에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Min-Chull (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Pusan National University Hospital) ;
  • Ahn, So-Youn (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Catholic University of Pusan) ;
  • Lee, Hyun-Ok (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Catholic University of Pusan) ;
  • Koo, Bong-Oh (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Catholic University of Pusan)
  • 박민철 (부산대학교병원 물리치료실) ;
  • 안소윤 (부산가톨릭대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이현옥 (부산가톨릭대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 구봉오 (부산가톨릭대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Published : 2006.06.30

Abstract

This study was performed to examine the influences of the mental practice to the hemiplegic upper limb motor function improvement. 20 minute neurologic treatment based on the neurophysiological theory, 10 minute activities of daily living training, and 10 minute mental practice 5 times a week were given in turn to the experimental group(N=11). On the other hand 20 minute neurologic treatment, and 10 minute activities of daily living training 5 times a week were given in turn to the control group(N=11). Both Fugl-Meyer Assessment Scale and Manual Function Test were used to evaluate upper limb motor recovery, upper limb motor function and movement ability. And the Motor Activity Log; Amount of Use and Motor Activity Log; Quality of Movement before training, 2 weeks after training, and 4 weeks after training were measured to assess the upper limb motor quantitatively and qualitatively each. The results are as follows. 1) Considering the interactions of the rate of change on the upper limb motor recovery, motor function, movement ability improvement, and qualitative motor improvement in ADL of experimental group and control group, the change rates of experimental group were found to be greater than those of the control group. 2) In experimental group, the higher the achievements were, the better upper motor recovery was.