Pooja J. Shah, Suraj B. Kanase


Objectives: The objective is to find the effect of conventional training, specific intrinsic and extrinsic muscle training and compare the effect of both on quality of hand functions in stroke subjects.

Methods: A comparative study was conducted on 34 subjects after obtaining ethical clearance. The subjects were equally divided into Group A and Group B. Conventional treatment was given to both the groups as a baseline treatment and Group B was given intrinsic and extrinsic muscle training.

Results: Pre-training there was no statistical significant difference seen for Chedoke arm and Hand activity Inventory and Jebsen’s Hand Function test. while post training the results between the two groups showed significant difference for Chedoke arm and Hand activity Inventory and extremely significant difference for Jebsen’s Hand Function test.

Conclusion: Conventional training was effective in achieving gross motor skills but specific intrinsic and extrinsic muscle training significantly improved overall hand functions thus improving quality of hand functions in stroke patients.


Intrinsic and Extrinsic Muscle training, Stroke, Quality of hand function.

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