Effect of Repetitive Task Training to Improve Sit to Stand Performance and Activities of Daily Living Skills in Patients with Stroke


  • Kumaresan Arumugam1 , Senthilkumar Cennappan Bose, Rama Kumar Sahu




Stroke, Repetitive Task Training, Sit to Stand Performance.


Introduction: Stroke is an acute neurological dysfunction and the second leading single cause of death,
with 5·8 million fatal cases per year, 40% of which are in people younger than 70 years, with problems in
voluntary movement, sensation, language, emotional and intellectual functioning. Task oriented approach
practice of Repetitive Task Training (RTT) is a treatment in which you repeat a series of specific movements
over and over again, exercises are categorized as either blocked practice or random practice.
Aims and Objectives: To find out the effects of repetitive task training to improve sit to stand performance
and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills in stroke patients. To evaluate sit to stand performance and ADL
performance and to train Repetitive task training activities.
Materials and Methods: The raw scores of pre intervention and post intervention of Modified Ashworth
Scale (MAS) and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) were added and summed up into final scores.
Within experimental and control groups were analyzed using Wilcoxon Sign Ranks Test. Mann–Whitney U
Test was performed for knowing the significance between the groups.
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that sit to stand activities which is based on activity intervention
is strongly grounded in repetitive task training is a promising intervention for improving sit stand activity
performance of ADL in stroke patients.

Author Biography

Kumaresan Arumugam1 , Senthilkumar Cennappan Bose, Rama Kumar Sahu

Specialist-Occupational Therapy, AbuArish General Hospital, Saudi Arabia, 2
Lecturer, Physical Therapy, Jazan
University, Saudi Arabia, 3
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, SVNIRTAR, India