Background: Studies have shown that stroke survivors are associated with physical as well as psychological symptoms. Spasticity is the main physical issue associated with stroke survivors and stress, anxiety, and depression are common. Objectives: This study was conducted to investigate any effect of hypnosis on the psychological symptoms (anxiety, stress, and depression) and on the spasticity in the stroke survivors. Methodology: For this purpose, quasi-experimental pre and post-test design was used to measure the effectiveness of the hypnosis on the psychological symptoms and spasticity associated with the stroke survivors. This study included 16 subjects with a mean age of 65 ± 6.27 y. All the hypnotic sessions were given to subjects during the evening hours to minimize the effect of time. Results: The main results showed that hypnosis is an effective modality for the management of psychological issues including anxiety, stress, and depression (p < 0.05). Our data also showed that hypnosis is effective for the management of spasticity in upper limbs, however, it showed no effect on the spasticity in lower limbs. Conclusion: The study showed that hypnosis can be an effective modality for the management of spasticity and the psychological symptoms of stroke survivors. To validate its effectiveness, further studies should be conducted with more subjects and with an increased number of sessions.
- Circle technique
- Psychological symptoms