Interaction Between Trunk and Gait Performance in Both Healthy Adults and Stroke Patients

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria Stroke:
1. haemorrhagic or ischaemic stroke diagnosis, confirmed on the basis of CT or MRI imaging;
2. no known history of previous stroke;
3. stroke onset within five months;
4. patients are between 18 and 85 years of age;
Exclusion Criteria Stroke:
1. A score of 20 or higher on the Trunk Impairment Scale which indicates normal truncal function;
2. A score lower than two on the Functional Ambulation Categories (FAC) as patients needed to be able to ambulate without physical support to ensure that gait analysis can be executed safely;
3. Not able to sit independently for 30 seconds on a stable surface;
4. They suffer from other neurological and orthopaedic disorders that could influence motor performance and balance;
5. not able to understand instructions.