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Effects of the Sensory Feedback training for Improving Postural Balance after the Stroke

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  • Department of Occupational Therapy, Kangwon National University, 346 Hwangjo-gil, Dogye-eup, Samcheok-si Gangwon-do 245-710, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Occupational Therapy, 84 Sangji Yongseo College, 84 Sangji University Street, Wonju-si Gangwon-do, 220-714, Korea, Republic of
  • Departmentof Occupational Therapy, Shin Sung University, Daehak-ro, Jeongmi-myeon, Dangjin-si, Chungcheonam-do 310-01, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effect of sensory feedback training for improving on postural balance after the stroke. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The subjects were 10 stroke patients, who has problem with hemiplegia. The patients were divided into two groups: The Sensory feedback Group (SG) and Conservative Group (CG). Sensory feedback for improving on postural balance was carried out twenty times, five times a week for four-weeks, together with 30 minutes preservative treatment. Also in CG, only the preservative treatment was carried out. To compare the groups, we used several assessment tools; MTD without vision, MTD with vision for the static postural balance and Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke (PASS). Findings: In SG, sensory feedback was significantly improved MTD1, MTD2 and PASS (p<.05). Also, there was significantly differences in MTD1 and MTD2 between both groups (p<.05). Improvements/Applications: The sensory feedback is influenced for improving of the ability of postural balance. Therefore, we consider that the sensory feedback would contribute for improving of recovery of postural control to be based on functional activities in rehabilitation.

Keywords

Postural Balance, Rehabilitation Sensory Feedback Training, Somatosensory, Stroke.

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