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The Effects of Upper and Lower Limb Coordinated Exercise in One Leg Support or non Support on Gait Ability in Chronic Stroke Patients

한 발 지지 유무에 따른 상하지 협응운동이 만성 뇌졸중 환자의 보행능력에 미치는 영향

  • Kuk, Eun-Ju (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Division of Health, Seonam University)
  • 국은주 (서남대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2013.05.13
  • Accepted : 2013.07.20
  • Published : 2013.07.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of upper and lower limb coordinated exercise for gait ability in stroke patients. Upper and lower limb coordinated exercise method was conducted in two different groups; one is an one leg support group and the other is a non support group. In this study, 14 patients were participated. One leg support group was applied to 7 patients, and non support group was applied to 7 patients. Both group carried out 3 times a week for 30 minutes during 4 weeks. Data were analyzed statistically via Repeated two-way ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U test, and Friedman test. The results of the measurement analysis were summarized as follows: 1. There were significant differences in 10MWT among 2 groups after intervention(p<.05). 2. There were significant differences in F8WT, FSST among 2 groups after intervention(p<.05). According to Bonferroni test, one leg support group had significant increased from pre-intervention to post-4 week. However, there were no significant differences in nonsupport group. In conclusion, improvement of gait ability in chronic stroke patients was effect to upper and lower limb coordinated exercise.

Keywords

Gait;Dynamic Balance;10MWT;F8WT;Chronic Stroke;Upper and Lower Limb Coordinated Exercise