Influence of Assistive Device Use While Performing Dual Task in Patients With Stroke

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Healthy adults
- between 50 and 75 years old
- having no neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders that would jeopardize their balance control abilities
- being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital
Stroke patients
- between 50 and 75 years old
- hemiplegic or hemiparetic as a result of a single cerebral vascular accident
- medically stable with no ongoing complications
- independently walking without using any assistive device for at least 10 meters, and have the exercise endurance for at least 30 minutes
- having no serious hemianopsia, hemi-inattention or any obvious cognitive problems as evaluated with the Mini-Mental State examination
- being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital

Exclusion Criteria

- unable to follow the order of the experimenters, and having serious comprehension and expression impairment