Optimizing Walking Function of Stroke Survivors by a Task-Oriented Home Exercise Program "TOHE"


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Either side of both type first stroke within 2 weeks to six months of onset with confirmatory diagnosis by CT Scan and MRI.
2. Age between 40 to 65 years old.
3. Moderate severity of stroke measured by the modified Rankin Scale (mRS- 3)
4. Able to comprehend the instructions with good cognition measured by Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE > 23).
5. Postadoption stage of readiness to change measured by the Stages of Change Questionnaire (stage 4 and 5)

Exclusion Criteria

1. Diagnosed with other neurological disorder such as Parkinson's disease, peripheral nerve injury.
2. Serious cardiac conditions (angina and myocardial infarction during the previous month, resting heart rate of more than 120, a systolic blood pressure of more than 180 mm Hg, and a diastolic blood pressure of more than 100 mm Hg)
3. Fugl Meyer Assessment score (lower extremity) less than ≤ 21
4. Significant hip, knee and ankle contracture that would limit ambulation (Fugl Meyer (ROM) ≤1 in each joint).
5. Orthopedic and rheumatological disorder with weight bearing pain (Fugl Meyer (pain) ≤ 1 in hip, knee and ankle joint movement).