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ABSTRACT

Background of the study:The dramatic increase in the incidence and prevalence of neurological disorders like Stroke has always demanded the need of new interventions in limiting the disability outcome following stroke. Several research work have been conducted with the process still continuing towards limiting the disability till its controlled fully. Aims and Objectives of this study was to find the effectiveness of balance training with deprivation of visual feedback in stroke subjects.

Methodology:Total number of fifteen subjects participated in this study. The duration of the study was four continuous weeks, with five sittings of sixty minutes each per week. Data was collected using Timed Up and Go test and Berg balance scale. The statistical analysis used for the study was paired T- test and Wilcoxons signed rank test.

Result: Subjects with masked vision showed better outcomes on berg balance scale and Timed Up and Go test with P<0.001.

Conclusion: Balance performance and movement can be improved with deprived vision training on stroke subjects.

Key words: Stroke, Deprivation of Visual feedback, Balance, Berg balance scale, Timed Up and Go test.

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