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J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Jun;29(6):989-992. doi: 10.1589/jpts.29.989. Epub 2017 Jun 7.

Effects of task-oriented circuit training on balance and gait ability in subacute stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.

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Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Science, Daegu University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the task-oriented circuit training on balance and gait ability in subacute patients with stroke. [Subjects and Methods] Participants were randomly allocated to two groups: group 1 (subjects who performed task-oriented circuit training) and group 2 (subjects who underwent conventional physical therapy). Berg balance scale, timed up and go test, functional ambulation category, 6-minute walk test were assessed before and after four weeks of training. [Results] There were significant differences between groups for the 6-minute walk test. [Conclusion] The result of this study showed that task-oriented circuit training could improve the gait ability in patients with subacute stroke.

KEYWORDS:

Gait ability; Stroke; Task-oriented circuit training

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