The Influence of Motor Imagery in Fine Motor Skills

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Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco

Status

Completed

Conditions

Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities With No Organic Condition

Treatments

Behavioral: Psychomotor Battery of fine motor skills Practice
Behavioral: Motor Imagery + Psychomotor Battery of fine motor skills

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02725450
ESE IPCB

Details and patient eligibility

About

The main purpose of this study is to ascertain whether the application of Motor Imagery together with normal practice improves fine motor skills in disabled individuals.

Full description

Imagery is a cognitive process that can play an important role on the planning and execution of different movements or actions. The main purpose of this study is to ascertain whether the application of Motor Imagery together with normal practice improves fine motor skills in disabled individuals. In this study participated 42 subjects of both genders with disabilities, with a mean age of 37 (SD=12). Subjects were randomly divided in two groups: a control group and an experimental one. The study procedures were applied on five different tasks of the Psychomotor Battery of fine motor skills (BPM). This instrument was applied in two stages, at the beginning of the study (pretest) and at the end of the 4 weeks (posttest). Both groups performed the tasks twice a week for a month. Motor imagery sessions were added on in the experimental group. Participants on the experimental group were asked to mentally imagine themselves recreating tasks they had performed earlier on the initial assessment. For the analysis of the results, descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The T-test for independent samples, and the T-test for paired samples were applied.

Enrollment

42 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 68 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • institutionalized individuals
  • individuals with disabilities who were able to perform motor tasks

Exclusion criteria

  • individuals with hearing disability
  • individuals with visual disability
  • individuals without motor autonomy

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

42 participants in 1 patient group

Motor Imagery + Psychomotor Battery of fine motor skills
Experimental group
Description:
Application of Motor Imagery together with normal practice improves fine motor skills in disabled individuals.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Motor Imagery + Psychomotor Battery of fine motor skills
Behavioral: Psychomotor Battery of fine motor skills Practice

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