- There is a demand for evidence whether treadmill therapy is more efficient than traditional walking training as an intervention for patients with hemiplegia after cerebral stroke.
- A randomized controlled trial.
- Stroke patients with moderate to severe functional deficits referred to inpatient medical rehabilitation.
- Comparing a treatment group receiving treadmill training with body weight support with a treatment group receiving conventional walking training.
- Investigate whether treadmill therapy is more effective than traditional functional training in restoring walking and transfer in patients with moderate to severe ambulatory deficits after stroke.
See "Brief Summary".
- Treadmill therapy and conventional walking therapy. Other
Other Names: Treadmill training with body weight support (TTBWS).; Laufband Therapy; Traditional walking therapy Intervention Desc: The experimental group received 30 sessions of treadmill therapy with body weight support for a time period of 10 weeks. The conventional group received traditional walking therapy for the same time period. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Treadmill therapy Description: Patients assigned to the "Treadmill therapy group" received daily 30 minutes specific walking training on "treadmill with body weight support" alternatively overground, and 30 minutes functional training, treated by a physiotherapist. ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: Conventional walking therapy Description: Patients assigned to the comparative conventional walking therapy group received daily 30 minutes specific traditional walking training overground and 30 minutes functional training, treated by a physiotherapist.
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Functional Ambulation Categories. Ten meter walking test. Six minutes walking test. Functional Independence Measure (task 9 shorter transfer and task 13 stairs).||0, 5 weeks and 10 weeks.||No|
|Secondary||EU-Walking Index. Time of "Shorter transfer". Time of "Climbing stairs". Performance of climbing stairs. Heart rate registration. * Temporospatial 3D gait data (a sub group analysis). ** Semistructured interview.||0, 5 and 10 weeks, * 0 and 10 weeks, **10 weeks.||No|