Effectiveness of Gyro Based Handglove for Improving Activities of Daily Living among the Individuals Suffering with Hand Tremors
Keywords:Gyro, tremors, Quality of life.
Objectives: Tremor patients can face many difficulties and challenges in performing their daily life
activities. The impact of tremor on patients’ lives has various dimensions, captured by questionnaires for
tremor severity, disability, handicap, and quality of life. Quality of life is substantially decreased mainly for
mental domains, indicating a major impact of psychosocial aspects. The purpose of this study is to reduce
hand tremors with the help of gyro based hand glove to improve the activities of daily living of the patient.
Methodology: 24 subjects (M:16; F:8) suffering from hand tremors were selected on the basis of inclusion
criteria. Name, age and gender of the individuals participating the research was documented. ADL and IADL
score of all the individuals was calculated both pre application of the glove and post application of glove.
The scale used for assessing the score of ADL and IADL was ‘Katz index of independence in activities of
daily living scale’ and ‘Lawton-Brody instrumental assisted activities of daily living scale’ respectively.
Result: From this study we get to know that there is increase in the score of ADL by 17.8%. that there is
increase in the score of ADL by 38.63%.
Conclusion: On the basis of the result of the study, it was concluded that subjects suffering with hand
tremors had significant increase in the score of the activities of daily living as well as the score of their
Instrumental activities of daily living.
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