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30 May 2021: Clinical Research

Walking Training with a Weight Support Feedback Cane Improves Lower Limb Muscle Activity and Gait Ability in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Young Sic Kang BCE , Gku Bin Oh BCF , Ki Hun Cho AEG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.931565

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e931565

Table 2 Changes of lower limb muscle activity and gait ability (N=30).

ParametersWSFC group (n = 15)CC group (n = 15)tp
Pre-testPost-testΔ valuesPre-testPost-testΔ values
Rectus femoris274.1±123.0311.0±97.336.9±36.9* 247.6±120.8273.8±118.226.2±22.0,* 0.957.025
Biceps femoris201.3±90.9237.8±89.336.4±36.9* 222.0±113.2235.2±104.113.2±19.8* 2.449.130
Medial gastrocnemius224.9±90.6279.4±129.655.1±92.2* 181.4±63.0204.8±61.323.4±27.1,* 1.278.016
Gluteus medius204.7±78.9261.7±97.257.0±47.9* 195.5±136.2206.7±130.611.2±20.4** 3.402.004
Velocity (m/sec)6.0±2.56.7±2.20.7±0.9* 6.7±3.07.1±3.00.4±0.5* 1.085.083
Cadence (steps/min)65.8±22.571.2±21.85.3±9.5* 69.2±22.274.1±21.44.8±6.1* 0.179.187
P-Single-limb support phase (%)29.0±6.635.4±4.66.4±4.0* 28.9±5.230.5±5.71.6±2.1,* 4.074.047
Symmetry Index75.0±17.584.5±8.99.5±14* 77.3±13.282.3±115.0±4.4,* 0.937.008
Values are expressed as Mean±SD. WSFC – Weight Support Feedback Cane Training; CC – Conventional Cane Training; P – paretic side; RVC – reference voluntary contraction.

* Significant differences between pre and post-test,
** significant differences for change value between 2 groups, P

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