Training Dual-task Balance and Walking in People With Stroke


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Diagnosis of a stroke confirmed by the individual's physician, between 1 month and 6 months post-stroke onset
- Aged ≥50
- Community-dwelling prior to stroke onset (defined as living in one's own home or the home of a relative, friend or caregiver)
- Medically stable
- Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scored ≥21
- Ability to follow 3-step commands
- Having motor impairment in the affected lower extremity [Chedoke McMaster Stroke Assessment (CMSA) leg and foot summative score of 4-13 out of 14)], and upper extremity (CMSA arm and hand summative score of 4-13 out of 14)
- Having balance deficits (Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems test score <24)
- Able to ambulate without physical assistance of another person as determined during the 10-meter walk test

Exclusion Criteria

- Recurrent stroke
- Having neurological conditions other than stroke
- significant receptive and expressive aphasia
- Severe and uncorrected hearing or visual deficits
- Serious musculoskeletal (e.g. amputation) or cardiovascular conditions affecting the ability to exercise (e.g. congestive heart failure), pain experienced at rest or movement, and other serious illnesses that preclude participation.