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The experimental group received 15 minutes of lateral stair walking exercise and 30 minutes of traditional physiotherapy (strengthening exercise, balance training and gait training) each time. The measures were done by one experience physical therapist (not involve in the intervention) before receiving the intervention and at weeks four, eight, and twelve. It took 45 minutes for each subject to complete all measures each time.
The present study was conducted to develop the verbal expressive skills management programme (VESMP) to enhance verbal expressive skills of patients with severe Broca aphasia. To determine the efficacy of VESMP in improving the quality of life and level of satisfaction of aphasic stroke patients.Control group received traditional therapy and experimental group received therapy through VESMP programme on their smart phones.
Physical activity is defined by any movement produced by the skeletal muscles responsible for an increase in energy expenditure. The Stroke Council of the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends, in prevention after the occurrence of a first stroke, the practice of moderate to intense physical activity for 40 minutes a day, three to four times a week (Lackland et al., 2014). The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends the practice of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity endurance activity or at least 75 minutes of endurance activity of sustained intensity per week, adapted to the possibilities of the patient (World Health Organization 2010). Unfortunately, the majority of stroke patients have activity below recommendation (Rand et al., 2009). The main hypothesis of this work is that the amount of AP, measured by self-questionnaire, is insufficient, and below current recommendations in patients with stroke, after return home. Given the multiple physical, psychological, social, and economic benefits of PA practice, it is also important to identify the habits and challenges that patients experience with PA, so that they can be better informed. advise and guide them to reach AP stroke recommendations.
Examination of the effects of short-term use of TENS and t-NMES on passive pain-free ROM of the painful post-stroke shoulder. Treatments are compared with no stimulation.
This project will combine best-evidence gait and mobility training with best evidence cognitive strategy training to produce a new cognitive-augmented mobility intervention that is expected to optimize long-term functional mobility outcomes for those living with stroke. More importantly, the new cognitive-augmented mobility program (CAMP) will address two crucial outcomes that do not occur with current approaches: 1. Maintenance of mobility gains after discharge from formal rehabilitation and 2. Transfer of skills learned in rehabilitation to real-world community living. This project will result in a new, fully defined intervention, and will provide effect size and cost estimates to design a future appropriately powered randomized controlled trial (RCT).
The main objective of the clinical trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of two home ergonomics programmes, by reference to a control group, on functional capacity and quality of life in post-stroke patients.
The purpose of this project is to quantify normal and abnormal skin blood flow regionally in different areas of the body(face, extremities, over burns and wounds) at baseline and over time in response to treatment or environmental changes, such as temperature, light and pressure.
Hemiparesis and/or hemiplegia is one of the most common clinical signs of stroke, characterized by partial or complete loss of motor function, resulting in varying degrees of impairment and disability. The aim of this study is evaluate the acute effects of application of phototherapy to detect if this therapeutic approach may be beneficial in gait and balance post-stroke individuals. For such, 10 volunteers, with a history of injury (stroke) between 6 months to 5 years, with deficit in functional capacity in the gait due spasticity of extensor muscles of the affected limb, specifically the Triceps Sural. The evaluation will consist of three-dimensional gait analysis, muscle activity during gait, mobility, static and functional balance, and mobility of volunteers.
Optimizing the MRI protocol in acute ischemic stroke remains a challenging issue. In this field, susceptibility-weighted sequences have proved their superiority over T2. Besides the strengthened susceptibility effect, enhanced susceptibility-weighted angiography (eSWAN) sequence provides also a time-of-flight (TOF) effect, allowing the exploration of the intracranial arterial circulation. The objective of this study is to compare eSWAN and 3D TOF, considered as the reference, in the detection of arterial occlusion in acute stroke.
This study aims to investigate the effect of an elasticated orthotic garment "Thera Togs" on walking ability and balance in currently cane using chronic stroke subjects (minimum 6 months post stroke) using a series of N-of-1 Trials.