The Effect of Lower Limb Sensory Impairment on the Recovery Time of Independent Walking in Hemiplegic Stroke Patients

Yukiko Yanase Rpt, Hiroki Ogawa Rpt, Kei Yamauchi Rpt, Tadahiro Murakami Rpt

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Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine whether sensory impairment combined with stroke hemiplegia prolongs the recovery time of independent walking. [Participants and Methods] Twenty-one patients with first-ever stroke and hemiplegia who were not ambulatory on admission and had mild motor paralysis (>9 on the 12-point Hemiplegia Recovery Grade scale) were included in this study. The correlations between the scores on the Stroke Impairment Assessment Set’s tactile and positional tests and time to gait independence were determined. [Results] Significant negative correlations were found between the recovery time of independent walking and tactile sensation (r=-0.51), and positional test scores (r=-0.48). [Conclusion] In stroke hemiplegia with mild motor paralysis, the more severe the tactile and positional deficits, the longer it took to regain walking independence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-460
Number of pages5
JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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