Stepping Training Using Feedback in Stroke

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

- Are there differences in immediate effects of stepping training with and without the use of visually weight-taking machine (VWTM) on variables relating to well-controlled walking and walking symmetry in ambulatory patients with stroke?
- Are there differences of 4-week stepping training with and without the use of VWTM on variables relating to well-controlled walking and walking symmetry in ambulatory patients with stroke?

Detailed Description

- To compare immediate effects of stepping training with or without the use of VWTM on variables relating to well-controlled walking and walking symmetry in ambulatory patients with stroke.
- To compare effects of 4-week stepping training with or without the use of VWTM on variables relating to well-controlled walking and walking symmetry in patients with stroke.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Stepping training with feedback Other
    Intervention Desc: Stepping training with the use of external feedback. The subjects will be instructed to shift/take their body-weight onto the affected leg until the green zone of the displayed section is lighting and a beep sound to alarm the subjects to step the non-affected leg forward and backward as much as they can.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Stepping training with feedback
    Description: Subjects stand in a step standing position with placing the affected leg on the load cells of the VWTM and the non-affected leg slightly backward outside the load cells, look forward to light bars of the displayed section which will be set at their eye level. Then subjects will be instructed to shift/take their body-weight onto the affected leg until the green zone of the displayed section is lighting and a beep sound to alarm the subjects to step the non-affected leg forward and backward as much as they can. Subjects repetitively practice the task for 30 minutes with a period of sufficient rest as required.

Trial Design

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

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary 10MWT 4 weeks Yes
Secondary 6MWT 4 weeks Yes
Secondary TUGT 4 weeks Yes

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