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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A

Effect of trunk control exercises on balance and gait in stroke patients-randomized control trial


Author(s): Dr. Tushar Dhawale, Dr. Ujwal Yeole and Anuja Pawar

Abstract: Background Sub-acute stroke patients suffer from impaired trunk control due to the affection in brain. Due to the impaired trunk control with affected shoulder girdle and lower limb strength is seen. Patient undergoes difficulty resulting into affected daily activities like sitting, standing, getting up from sit to stand, turning around.
Aim: To study the effects of trunk control exercises on gait and balance of trunk in stroke patients.
Objectives: 1 - To study effects of trunk control exercises on gait using dynamic gait index in stroke patient 2 - To study effects of trunk control exercises on balance using berg balance scale in stroke patients. Methodology: 30 samples were taken from age group 40yrs to 60yrs with mean age of (47.466±) were selected and Assessment was done on trunk impairment scale, berg balance scale for assessing trunk, balance and dynamic gait index scale for assessing the balance and gait. Group A were given conventional exercises and 15 samples with group B were given trunk control exercises with conventional exercises. Total 3 sessions per week for 4 weeks were given. The pre and post readings were compared for trunk impairment scale with berg balance scale and dynamic gait index which shows more significant improvement in experimental group (p<0.0001). Conclusion: Trunk control exercises with conventional exercises found to be more effective than conventional exercises in stroke patients.


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Tushar Dhawale, Dr. Ujwal Yeole, Anuja Pawar. Effect of trunk control exercises on balance and gait in stroke patients-randomized control trial. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(6):15-18.
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