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Postural Stability and Balance Training Program in Hemiparetic Stroke Patients

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Author(s): Aziz K. Alfeeli | Shothour M. Alghunaim | Ayyoub B. Baqer | Diaa K. Shehab | Mohieldin M. Ahmed

Journal: Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 1857-5749

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 251;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Postural stability | limits of stability | reaction time | movement velocity and stroke.

ABSTRACT
Aim: To compare limits of stability (LOS) between stroke patients and control group and to evaluate the effects of balance training program on hemiplegic stroke patients.Setting: Balance clinic, physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital, Kuwait.Materials and Methods: A total of 36 ambulatory hemiplegic stroke patients and 34 age-matched healthy individuals as control group were recruited in this study. All patients and healthy individuals were evaluated by the LOS test.Results: There were a significant increased RT (sec), a significant decreased MVL (deg/sec), a significant decreased EPE (%), a significant decreased MXE (%) and a significant decreased directional control(DCL) (%) in stroke patients compared to control group (p < 0.01). Moreover, a significant decreased RT, a significant increased MVL (deg/sec), a significant increased EPE (%) and a significant increased MXE(%) after training compared to results before training in stroke patients (p < 0.01). However, no significant difference of DCL (%) after training compared to results before training in stroke patients (p >0.05). Conclusion: There were significantly worse in parameters of LOS test in stroke patients. Moreover, significant enhancement of some parameters of LOS test after training in stroke patients was found.
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