Use of Prism Adaptation in Patients with Unilateral Neglect in Stroke: A Literature Review
- Country : India
- Subject : Physiotherapy
Background: Neglect results in a failure to report or react to contralesional stimuli, is a common problem following a stroke. Given the detrimental effects on motor recovery, independence in self-care, transfers, and locomotion, neglect rehabilitation is crucial. A phase of prism adaptation therapy involves aiming at targets while wearing prismatic or Fresnel lenses on your glasses. Prism adaptation training is particularly successful in addressing unilateral neglect, according to recent studies.
Objective: The study's aim was to examine how well prism adaptation treats unilateral neglect in stroke patients.
Method: This was done by conducting a literature review of sources available on search engines like Google Scholar, PubMed, and Research Gate. The search strategy focused on studies published between 2006-2022
Results: According to the literature that is currently available, prism adaptation was effective in 9 articles and produced favourable improvement in patients. 1 article was neutral which concludes it cannot be used for long term improvement.
Conclusion: The findings show that prism adaptation can be used in the treatment of unilateral neglect and thus helps in activities of daily living.