Vol 3 | Issue 1 | Jan-Jun 2016 | page:5-7 | Bhalerao Gajanan, Chaudhari Mayuri, Rairikar Savita
Authors: Bhalerao Gajanan , Chaudhari Mayuri , Rairikar Savita .
 Associate Professor in Sancheti College of Physiotherapy, Master in Neuroscience Physiotherapy, HOD of Physiotherapy Sancheti Hospital Pune.
 Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Sancheti Institute of Physiotherapy Pune.
 Principal Professor in Sancheti College of Physiotherapy Pune.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Gajanan Bhalerao,
Associate Professor in Sancheti College of Physiotherapy,
Master in Neuroscience Physiotherapy, HOD of Physiotherapy Sancheti Hospital Pune.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out correlation of voluntary control (Brunnstrom stages of recovery) with ADLs and motor function in stroke patients.
Method: It is a cross- sectional analytical study of 30 subjects with post 2 weeks post stroke. Brunnstrom stages of motor recovery used to assess voluntary control (VC), Functional independence measure (FIM) scale and motor assessment scale (MAS) were administered to assess ADLs and motor function respectively. In this study correlation of arm (VC), and hand (VC) with self care domain of FIM and upper arm & hand function domain of MAS was tested. Correlation of leg VC with transfer and locomotion of domain of FIM and walking of MAS was tested. Spearman correlation coefficient was used to find correlation.
Result: correlation of arm VC with FIM self care is r= 0.398. Correlation of hand VC with FIM self care) is r=0.293 and that of with MAS motor assessment is r=-0.125. Correlation of arm VC with MAS upper arm function is r=-0.05. Correlation of leg VC with walking is r=0.046. Correlation of leg VC with FIM transfer and locomotion is r=0.357.and with MAS sit to stand is r=0.155. Arm voluntary control has moderate correlation with self care activity. And correlation of leg voluntary control with walking.
Conclusion: voluntary control (Brunnstrom stages of recovery) has poor correlation with motor function and activities of daily living.
Keywords: FIM, MAS, voluntary control, Brunnstrom stages of motor recovery
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|How to Cite this Article: Correlation of Voluntary Control (Brunnstrom Stage of Recovery) with Activities of Daily Living (adls) and Motor Function in Stroke Patients. Bhalerao G, Chaudhari M, Rairikar S. Journal of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation 2016 Jan-Apr; 3(1):5-7|