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RMJ. 2017; 42(2): 158-161


Virtual reality training improves turning capacity and functional reach in stroke patients

Arshad Nawaz Malik, Tahir Masood.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the added effects of virtual reality training on turning capacity, gait parameters and functional reach capacity of stroke patients compared to task oriented training alone.
Methodology: A randomized control trial was conducted from February 2016 to July 2106 at Physical Rehabilitation Department Pakistan Railway Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Twenty stroke patients were selected through purposive sampling. The patients were randomly assigned through sealed envelope method into two groups; Task Oriented Training (TOT) and Virtual Reality Training (VRT) Group. The standardized tools were used for assessment. The TOT was provided for 4 days per week for 6 weeks while VRT group received additional exer-gaming training during sessions.
Results: Significant improvement was observed in both groups regarding reaching forward, turning 360, gait pivot turn (p ≤ 0.01) and FRT (p ≤ 0.001). The two groups were statistically different from each other in terms of turning capacity, reaching forward, gait pivot turn and functional reach after 6 weeks of intervention (p ≤ 0.05)
Conclusion: Addition of virtual reality training further improves the significant improvement caused by task oriented training on turning capacity, reaching forward, gait pivot turn and functional reach in stroke patients.

Key words: Functional reach, stroke, turning capacity, virtual reality training.


 
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Malik, Arshad Nawaz, and Tahir Masood. 2017. Virtual reality training improves turning capacity and functional reach in stroke patients. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (2), 158-161.



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Malik, Arshad Nawaz, and Tahir Masood. "Virtual reality training improves turning capacity and functional reach in stroke patients." Rawal Medical Journal 42 (2017), 158-161.



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Malik, A. N. & Masood, T. (2017) Virtual reality training improves turning capacity and functional reach in stroke patients. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (2), 158-161.



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