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Mishra S S, Sawant N. Investigating the Effects of Dexteria App Therapy on Hand Function in Subacute Stroke Survivors. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2024; 22 (2) :175-182
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1- Department of Neuroscience Physiotherapy, MGM College of Physiotherapy, MGM Hospital, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, India.
2- Department of Neuroscience Physiotherapy, School of MGM Physiotherapy, MGM Institute of Health Sciences University, Navi, India.
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Objectives: Hand function impairment causes limitations in activities of daily living among stroke survivors. Dexteria app therapy is a game-based therapy with the use of a touchscreen gadget that involves various hand movements. This study evaluates the effect of Dexteria app therapy on hand function in sub-acute stroke survivors.
Methods: This study included 26 subacute stroke survivors, randomly allocated into 2 groups as follows: Group A (n=13) received conventional hand therapy while group B (n=13) received Dexteria app therapy. Both groups received 21 sixty-min therapy sessions. Gross hand function and fine manipulative hand function were assessed using the Brunnstrom hand recovery voluntary control grades and the Jebsen hand function test, respectively.
Results: Inter-group comparison using the Wilcoxon rank sum test of the mean difference between groups A and B showed a significant difference in the Brunnstrom hand recovery voluntary control grades Z value which equaled -3.272 with P=0.001 and Jebsen hand function test Z=-3.0 and P=0.002.
Discussion: Dexteria app therapy showed significant improvement in gross motor function and fine motor hand function than conventional therapy in sub-acute stroke survivors.
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Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Physiotherapy
Received: 2023/03/19 | Accepted: 2024/01/13 | Published: 2024/06/1

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