Effects of Ground Level Gait Training With Body Weight Support (BWS) and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of gait training on ground level, combining BWS and FES in people following chronic stroke.

Detailed Description

The body weight support system (BWS) associated to a treadmill as well as to a functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the common peroneal nerve, has been proposed as a strategy for gait training in people following stroke. Moreover, it has also considered that the ground level is the most common locomotion surface, and that there is little information about the effects of gait training, on this kind of surface, in people with hemiparesis.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Gait training on ground level using BWS Device
    Intervention Desc: An A1-B-A2 system was applied in which A1 and A2 corresponded to gait training on ground level using Body Weight Support (BWS). Each training phase was performed during 45 minutes, three times a week, for six weeks.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: hemiparetic gait
    Description: gait training on ground level
  • Gait training on ground level using BWS associated to FES Device
    Intervention Desc: An A1-B-A2 system was applied in which B corresponded to the training associated to Functional Electrical Stimulation. Each training phase was performed during 45 minutes, three times a week, for six weeks.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: hemiparetic gait
    Description: gait training on ground level

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Non-Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary kinematic evaluation 4 months Yes

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