Influences of Cane Use on Voluntary Forward Stepping Movement and Associated Attentional Demands in Hemiplegic Patients

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Healthy subjects
- Age ang Sex are correspond with the stroke subjects(between 30 and 75 years old)
- being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital
Stroke subjects
- between 30 and 75 years old
- stroke confirmed by ICD-10-CM (including I60, I61, I62, I63, I67, and I63.9)
- first stroke with single side hemiplegia and received acute treatment at NTUH
- being willing to sign an informed consent approved by the Human Subjects Committee of the National Taiwan University Hospital
- able to stand independently for 10 minutes and to forward step without ankle-foot orthosis
- Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score at least 24
Excursion criteria:
Healthy subjects
- having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those would influence the belance or motor ability
Stroke subjects
- having unstable vital sign, unconsciousness, or obvious cognitive, perception, and language impairment, and couldn't communicate with the experimenters
- having other neurological diseases, or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal or cardiovascular disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those will influence standing ability other than stroke
- having hemi-neglect or hemi-anopia