Randomized controlled comparative study on effect of training to improve lower limb motor paralysis in convalescent patients with post-stroke hemiplegia

Kenji Kawakami, Hiroyuki Miyasaka, Sayaka Nonoyama, Kazuya Hayashi, Yusuke Tonogai, Genichi Tanino, Yosuke Wada, Akihisa Narukawa, Yuko Okuyama, Yutaka Tomita, Shigeru Sonoda

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Abstract

[Purpose] The motor paralysis-improving effect on the hemiplegic lower limb was compared among mirror therapy, integrated volitional-control electrical stimulation, therapeutic electrical stimulation, repetitive facilitative exercises, and the standard training method in post-stroke hemiplegia patients. [Subjects and Methods] Eighty one stroke patients admitted to a convalescent rehabilitation ward were randomly allocated to the above 5 treatment groups. Each patient performed functional training of the paralytic lower limb for 20 minutes a day for 4 weeks, and changes in the lower limb function were investigated using the Stroke Impairment Assessment Set. [Results] The hip and knee joint functions did not significantly improve in the standard training control group, but significant improvements were observed after 4 weeks in the other intervention groups. Significant improvement was noted in the ankle joint function in all groups. [Conclusion] Although the results were influenced by spontaneous recovery and the standard training in the control group, the hip and knee joints were more markedly improved by the interventions in the other 4 groups of patients with moderate paralysis, compared to the control group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2947-2950
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-09-2015

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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    Kawakami, K., Miyasaka, H., Nonoyama, S., Hayashi, K., Tonogai, Y., Tanino, G., Wada, Y., Narukawa, A., Okuyama, Y., Tomita, Y., & Sonoda, S. (2015). Randomized controlled comparative study on effect of training to improve lower limb motor paralysis in convalescent patients with post-stroke hemiplegia. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27(9), 2947-2950. https://doi.org/10.1589/jpts.27.2947