Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Facial palsy

Efficacy of self-monitoring virtual feedback exercises for upper motor neuron facial palsy. A double blinded randomized control study.

Vignesh Srinivasan; Nithiyah Maruthey; Prathap Suganthirababu; Kumaresan A; Surya Vishnuram; Aravind Ganesh; Nivya Sebastian

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 471-479

Upper Motor Neuron Facial Palsy is common in those who have had a stroke. Electrical stimulation and other available therapeutic options for UMN facial palsy have been the subject of several research papers. The purpose of this study is to see how effective facial retraining exercise using self-monitoring virtual feedback via a mobile application  for treating UMN facial palsy.
Materials and Method:
An experiment was carried out with the help of 82 volunteers. Based on the selection criteria, all of the participants were separated into experimental and control groupsThe experimental group was given electrical stimulation and face retraining exercises with self-monitoring virtual
feedback via an android application, whereas the control group was given electrical stimulation and conventional exercises.House-Brackmann facial grading score was measured pre and post to the intervention by a blinded assessor who was unaware about group allotment.