Robot-assisted Training for Stroke Recovery

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The robot assisted therapy is one of the new developed technologies for recovery after stroke. This study aimed to evaluating the effect of robotic gait therapy for motor recovery after stroke.

Detailed Description

This study designed an assessor-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical study. The participations followed the study protocol and were randomly divided into the control group and Walkbot group. The control group received conventional functional rehabilitation for 40 min/session, 2 sessions/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks, 40 sessions in all. Whereas the Walkbot group received conventional physical therapy (session I for 40 min/day) companied with Walkbot training (session II for 30 min/day) 5 days a week for 4 weeks, 40 session in all. After 4-week intervention all subjects received conventional physical therapy only, 40 min/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks. During the test period, general rehabilitation and drug treatment can be done at the same time.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Control group Other
    Other Names: control
    Intervention Desc: The control group received conventional functional rehabilitation for 40 min/session, 2 sessions/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks, 40 sessions in all. After 4-week intervention all subjects received conventional physical therapy only, 40 min/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks. During the test period, general rehabilitation and drug treatment can be done at the same time.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: control group
    Description: The control group received conventional functional rehabilitation for 40 min/session, 2 sessions/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks, 40 sessions in all. After 4-week intervention all subjects received conventional physical therapy only, 40 min/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks. During the test period, general rehabilitation and drug treatment can be done at the same time.
  • Walkbot group Device
    Other Names: Walkbot
    Intervention Desc: The physiotherapist typed patient's information then Walkbot would adjust itself to this data and the exoskeleton legs lengthen or shorten to the patient. The computer screen would provide information about speed, duration, cadence and distance. The monitor in front of the patient can offer image and feedback during the therapy process for patients. The whole Walkbot training process was observed by one physiotherapist and should be always ready to adjust the unloading, duration, speed and guidance force of Walkbot according to patients' different situation such as muscle spasticity, gait quality, labor-consuming and observe the changes of patients' state.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Walkbot group
    Description: The Walkbot group received conventional physical therapy (session I for 40 min/day) companied with Walkbot training (session II for 30 min/day) 5 days a week for 4 weeks, 40 session in all. After 4-week intervention all subjects received conventional physical therapy only, 40 min/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks.

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary function ambulation category (FAC) within 4 weeks after robot training No
Secondary Berg balance scale (BBS) within 4 weeks after robot training No
Secondary Korean modified Barthel index (K-MBI) within 4 weeks after robot training No

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