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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part E (2018)

To find out effectiveness of backward walking training in improving dynamic balance and gait in stroke patients

Author(s)
Ankita Thombre and Dr. Mahendra Shende
Abstract
Background and Objectives: To examine the effectiveness of backward walking training in improving dynamic balance and gait in stroke patients
Study Design: Randomised controlled trail
Study Setting: Rehabilitation centres in Pune
Outcome Measures: Dynamic gait index (DGI), Speed test (ST), Berg balance scale (BBS). Method: 20 subjects were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criterias, randomly allocated to two groups, control (n = 10), experimental (n =10). Control group was given 30 mins of forward walking and Experimental group was given 30 mins of backward walking. Each session included 3o mins 3 times of walking with a rest period of 3-5 mins, each week they were treated for 4 days.
Result: The study showed significant changes in gait and balance in stroke patients. The comparison of pre and post scores of ST, DGI, BBS scales shows extremely significant differences.
Pages: 306-311  |  237 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ankita Thombre and Dr. Mahendra Shende. To find out effectiveness of backward walking training in improving dynamic balance and gait in stroke patients. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(5): 306-311.
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