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Comparative appraisal of the effectiveness of grip exerciser, squeeze ball and clay in improving grip strength among selected cerebrovascular accident patients at selected rehabilitative centers in Cebu.

Author

Sheila Adlawan,
Alvin Adolfo,
Ivy  Desamparado,
Pauline Goroza,
Chelo Morales,
Sheila Marie Rendon

Related Institution

College of Rehabilitative Sceinces- Occupational Therapy - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Occupational Therapy
Publication Date
October 1998

Abstract

Objective: The primary objective of the study is to determine the difference in the effectiveness of the three modalities used, namely, the squeezed ball, clay and grip exercised in increasing the grip strength among the subjects of this study.


The specific objectives are to determine a) the average baseline grip strength of all subjects prior to the introduction of the modalities b) the average grip strength of each patient and each group after using the modalities c) the significant mean difference between grip strength values before and after use of the modalities d) the significant difference between the mean differences in the grip strength values of each of these groups.


 


Study Design: The study design used is quasi-experimental design.


 


Setting: The study was conducted at selected rehabilitative centers at Cebu, to wit: San Nicholas Paris Rehabilitation Center, Kauswagan Community Hospital, and NORFIL.


 


Subject: Nine cerebrovascular accident patients currently referred at the aforementioned rehabilitative centers who have passed the inclusion criteria of the study are the subject of this investigation.


 


Procedure: After endorsement of 15 patients by the clinical instructors of the rehabilitative centers and initial screening by the researchers, the 9 patients selected, three from each centers, were assigned specific modalities to use through out the duration of the study. Every day for five consecutive days, simultaneously at 8-10 o'clock in the morning, the researchers recorded the grip strength values of each patient before and after the use of the modality. The standard position of the hand is observed all through out the conduct of the study.


 


Research Instruments: The Jamar Hand dynamometer is used in the study.


 


Results: The results of the T-tests conducted of the three modalities reveals that the tabular value of T is greater than its computed value. The result of the ANOVA reveals that teh tabular value of F is greater that its computed value.


 


Conclusion: Processing and analysis of the data obtained reveals that there is no significant difference between grip strength of the patients under study before and after the use of the three modalities. Further, the analysis of variance shows that there is no significant difference among the three modalities used.

Objectives

Objective: The primary objective of the study is to determine the difference in the effectiveness of the three modalities used, namely, the squeezed ball, clay and grip exercised in increasing the grip strength among of this study.

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