Mirror therapy alone showed better results in acute and chronic stroke patients in upper limb functioning than either conventional rehabilitation or a combination of conventional rehabilitation plus mirror therapy. The effectiveness of MT rehabilitation can be combined with others treatments (OT, PT, etc.).
Pérez‐Cruzado, D., Merchán‐Baeza, J. A., González‐Sánchez, M., & Cuesta‐Vargas, A. I. (2017). Systematic review of mirror therapy compared with conventional rehabilitation in upper extremity function in stroke survivors. Australian occupational therapy journal, 64(2), 91-112.
|Variables||Upper Extremity Function, ADLs, Quality of Life (QoL)|
|Measures||Grip strength, ROM, Spasticity, Dexterity|
|Evidence||Green – Go|
- Green evidence (Go) – high-quality evidence indicating effectiveness.
- Yellow evidence (Caution/Measure) – insufficient evidence exists.
- Red evidence (Stop) – high-quality evidence indicating ineffectiveness.
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