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The Effect of Backward Walking Treadmill Training on Balance in Patient With Chronic Stroke

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02619110
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research was to discuss the effect of backward walking treadmill training on balance ability, speed of walking and cardiopulmonary fitness in patients with chronic stroke.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Other: backward walking treadmill training Other: conventional physical therapy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Walking training is a good method and strategy to improve postural stability, balance, gait symmetry, and increase walking ability. Generally, there are many walking training theories and methods for patients with chronic stroke and treadmill walking training is applied in recent years. Previous studies showed that patients with stroke improve the walking abilities and speed after the walking treadmill training. However, most studies have demonstrated that forward walking treadmill training improved balance and walking ability in patients with stroke, but fewer studies have investigated the effects on backward walking treadmill training. However, no studies to date have investigated the effects of backward walking treadmill training for patients with chronic stroke.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: The Purpose of This Study Was to Discuss on the Effects of Backward Walking Treadmill Training on Balance Ability, Speed of Walking and Cardiopulmonary Fitness for Patient With Chronic Stroke
Study Start Date : February 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
backward walking treadmill training
The intervention group not only received four weeks of conventional physical therapy but also accepted additional four weeks of backward walking treadmill training at the same time
Other: backward walking treadmill training
subjects accepted 30 minutes backward walking treadmill training. a week for four weeks.

Other: conventional physical therapy
subjects accepted 30 minutes traditional physical therapy three times a week for four weeks

conventional physical therapy
The conventional physical therapy training focused on strengthening, postural control, functional mobility and forward gait training program but excluded backward walking training
Other: conventional physical therapy
subjects accepted 30 minutes traditional physical therapy three times a week for four weeks




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The change of Berg Balance Scale (BBS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 4. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The change of pulmonary function test (PFT): forced vital capacity (FVC) and Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 4. ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Timed 10-Meter Walk Test (10 MWT) [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
  2. 6-minute walk test (6 MWT) [ Time Frame: 6-minute ]
  3. Up and Go test (TUG) [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 4. ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • This experiment recruited subjects with chronic stroke more than six months, whose level of Brunnstrom stage was beyond IV and who were able to walk more than eleven meters with or without assistive devices

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02619110


Locations
Taiwan
Kaohsiung Medical University
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 807
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Lan Y Guo, Ph.D Department of Sports Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University

Publications of Results:
Mathers CD, Loncar D. Projections of global mortality and burden of disease from 2002 to 2030. PLoS medicine 3(11):e442, 2006. Mendis S. Stroke disability and rehabilitation of stroke: World Health Organization perspective. International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society 8(1):3-4, 2013 Chen CY, Huang YB, Tzu-Chi Lee C. Epidemiology and disease burden of ischemic stroke in Taiwan. The International journal of neuroscience 123(10):724-731, 2013 Bonita R, Beaglehole R. Recovery of motor function after stroke. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 19(12):1497-1500, 1988 Niam S, Cheung W, Sullivan PE, Kent S, Gu X. Balance and physical impairments after stroke. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 80(10):1227-1233, 1999

Responsible Party: Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02619110     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KMUH-IRB-20130288
First Posted: December 2, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015

Keywords provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:
Chronic Stroke
cardiopulmonary
Berg Balance Scale (BBS)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases