The Effect of Motor Imagery Training towards Muscle Strength at Patients with Hemiparesis at Prof. Dr. Hi. Aloei Saboe Hospital of Gorontalo City.
Hemiparesis is a common condition caused by stroke or cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and other diseases in a nervous system. Motor Imagery training is a person’s ability to imagine themselves by using certain part of the body. The brain and muscle area can be activated if someone genuinely does an activity as the imagination. The research aimed to find out the effect of motor imagery exercise towards muscle strength at patients with hemiparesis at Prof. Dr. Hi. Aloei Saboe Hospital of Gorontalo City. This research applies Pre-Experimental method with one group pretest-posttest design. It involved 26 respondents as samples through using Consecutive sampling, a technique where all subjects cared in the ward and met criteria were involved in the research until the required number of subject obtained.The result of statistics test of paired t-test showed that there was a significant change for a score of arm muscle and leg muscle strengths before and after doing motor imagery therapy with p-value = 0,000 (arm muscle) and p-value = 0,002 (leg muscle). In addition, this indicated that there was certain effect of motor imagery training towards muscle strength at patients with hemiparesis at Prof. Dr. Hi. Aloei Saboe Hospital of Gorontalo City. The research was expected to be one of the treatment alternatives for muscle strength problem at patients with hemiparesis.