Effects of a Group Exercise Program for the Upper Extremities on Sensory and Motor Function and Activities of Daily Living in Chronic Stroke Patients: A Case Series

  • Ko, Myung-Sook (Dept. of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School, Yonsei University) ;
  • Jeon, Yong-Jin (Dept. of Physical Therapy, School of Medical & Public Health, Kyungdong University)
  • Received : 2015.04.02
  • Accepted : 2015.05.02
  • Published : 2015.05.21


The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of an upper extremities group exercise program based on motor learning in chronic stroke patients and to assess improvements in upper sensory motor function and activities of daily living (ADL). Five chronic stroke patients participated for the duration of 25 weeks. On the assessment of motor and process skills, there was a statistically significant improvement in motor area functioning in 4 of the subjects. In process area functioning, there was a statistically significant change in 3 of the subjects. Therefore, further studies are needed to assess sensorimotor area and ADL changes in chronic stroke patients to reduce medical cost and assess for positive psychological changes.



Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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