Effect of Speed-dependent Treadmill Training in Patients With Subacute Stroke


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- first episode of stroke
- within 1 month of stroke onset
- hemiparesis resulting from unilateral ischemic stroke
- Ashworth score of 0 or 1 indicating no spasticity or slight spasticity over the affected lower limb respectively
- mini-mental status examination score of ≥ 23
- the ability to walk on level ground without physical assistance and to walk on a treadmill with a minimum speed of 22.2 cm/s for 30s

Exclusion Criteria

- neurological diseases other than stroke,
- active cardiovascular disease (i.e. American Heart Association class C or above),
- lower limb fractures
- total hip replacement
- active rheumatoid arthritis that affected their gait performance
- Patients who required assistance to ambulate before the stroke were also excluded