Effectiviness of gait training with partial body-weight support in subacute stroke patients Subakut i̇nmeli̇ hastalarda kismi̇ vücut aǧirlik desteǧi̇ i̇le yapilan yürüme eǧi̇ti̇ mi̇ni̇n etki̇nli̇ǧi̇

Deniz L., ARMAĞAN O., ÖZGEN M., Öner S.

Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi, vol.17, no.1, pp.13-19, 2011 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tbdhd.2011.47966
  • Journal Name: Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-19
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


BACKROUND AND PURPOSE: Our goal was to determine effects of partial body weight-supported(BWS)-treadmil training on subacute stroke patients. METHODS: Twenty patients were randomly assigned into two groups.Patients in groupl were participated in conventional treatment and partial BWS-treadmil training.Patients in group2 were participated only in conventional treatment.Functional Ambulation Scale(FAS),Rivermead Motor Evaluation gross(RMD1) and total gross(RMD2) function, Berg Balance Scale,Barthel Index(BI), walking-distance(6min), walking-time(10m), cadence rate, ratios of right-left step length,s(EMG), superficial muscle activity were evaluated in pretreatment and posttreatment periods, and 3-months. RESULTS: Patients in group1 showed statistically significant improvements in all parameters at posttreatment and 3-months(p<0.05).In group2, while there were significant improvements in FAS, RMD2, TA, gastrocnemius s(EMG) measurements at posttreatment and 3-months(p<0.05), no improvements were found in ratios of right-left step length at posttreatment period(p>0.05); for remaining parameters, improvements were found at 3-months(p>0.05). When groups were compared with regard to differences between pretreatment and posttreatment and pretreatment and 3-months, with being in favor of group1, except for 10m walking time, there were significant differences FAS at posttreatment period and 3-months(p<0.001); RMD1 at posttreatment period(p<0.001) and 3-months(p<0.05); RMD2 and Berg Balance Scale at posttreatment period and 3-months(p<0.01); 6min walking-distance cadence and TA s(EMG)at posttreatment period(p<0.01) and 3-months(p<0.05); gastrocnemius s(EMG) and ratios of right/left step length only at posttreatment period(p<0.05). CONCLUSION: Partial BWS-treadmil training combined with conventional treatment was found to be more effective on walking training compared to only conventional treatment.