The Effects of Whole Body Vibration Stimulation Training Combined with Respiratory resistance on Respiratory and Balance Function in Stroke Patients

호흡저항이 병행된 전신진동자극 훈련이 뇌졸중환자의 호흡기능 및 균형능력에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Byeong-Soo (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Daejeon University) ;
  • Park, Sam-Ho (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Daejeon University) ;
  • Park, Hyo-Jung (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Yongin University) ;
  • Lee, Myung-Mo (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Daejeon University)
  • 김병수 (대전대학교 일반대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 박삼호 (대전대학교 일반대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 박효정 (용인대학교 일반대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이명모 (대전대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2019.09.06
  • Accepted : 2019.10.20
  • Published : 2019.10.28


This study was conducted to investigate the effects of whole body vibration stimulation training combined with respiratory resistance on respiratory and balance function in stroke patients. 17 patients with chronic stroke were randomly assigned to the experimental group (n = 8) and the general vibration exercise program (n = 9). The intervention was conducted three times a week for 30 minutes once a week for 4 weeks. The respiratory function and balance ability were evaluated before and after the intervention to evaluate the degree of functional improvement. As a result, there was a significant difference (p<.05) between the respiratory function and the balance ability in the experimental group, and a significant difference(p<.05) in the respiratory function between the experimental group and the control group. The balance ability was not significantly different among the experimental groups. Through the results of this study, whole body vibration stimulation training combined with respiratory resistance may be useful as a program for improving respiratory function and balance ability of stroke patients.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)


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