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Investigation of the Efficacy of Internal and External Perturbation Exercises on Functional Parameters in Stroke Rehabilitation

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Medipol University

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Stroke

Treatments

Other: Internal Perturbation
Other: Eksternal Perturbation

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05316896
MedipolUni

Details and patient eligibility

About

Stroke is a serious medical condition that causes the death of brain cells as a result of blockage of a blood vessel that feeds the brain (ischemic stroke) or bleeding in or around the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). People who have had a stroke have a higher risk of falling than people who have not had a stroke at the same age. Lack of balance control not only increases the risk of falling, but also leads to fear of falling and reduces the integration of people with stroke into society.

The central nervous system uses two main postural strategies to maintain and restore balance when perturbed. These; are anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments. Anticipatory postural adjustments control the position of the body's center of mass by activating the trunk and leg muscles prior to a forthcoming body perturbation, thus minimizing the risk of loosing equilibrium. Compensatory postural adjustment are initiated by sensory feedback signals and serve as a mechanism of restoration of the position of the center of mass after a perturbation has already occurred.

In this study, the investigators aimed to determine which one is more effective, unlike previous studies that showed that internal and external perturbation exercises were effective when applied together. For this purpose, the researchers the planned to investigate and compare the effects on balance, performance, activity and participation in individuals to whom only internal perturbations were applied and only external perturbations were applied.

The participants will be divided into 2 groups, as Group A and Group B, with 10 participants in each group, in a randomized controlled manner.

Treatment Protocol:

Conventional treatment was applied to participants included in both groups for 4 weeks, 5 days a week, 40-minute sessions. In addition to conventional treatment, 30 minutes of perturbation-based balance training was given to the participant in the study. Participants in Group A received internal perturbation training, and participants in Group B received external perturbation training.

Enrollment

20 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Unilateral stroke history
  • Adults with chronic stroke (>6 months poststroke)
  • Ability to stand for at least 30 seconds without support

Exclusion criteria

  • Those with Parkinson's disease, amputation, severe osteoporosis
  • Those with uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension
  • In addition to stroke, the presence of any problem that may adversely affect balance
  • Areas below 24 in the mini mental state test

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

20 participants in 2 patient groups

Internal perturbation
Experimental group
Description:
The people included in this group did 6 internal perturbation exercises with 10 repetitions in each session. The patients performed a total of 60 perturbation exercises in one session. Perturbations were chosen according to the patient's tolerance, from easy to difficult. Treatment protocols of stroke individuals were determined according to their functional levels. 6 of the exercises given below were chosen according to the levels determined at the beginning of the study and were progressed by getting more difficult.
Treatment:
Other: Internal Perturbation
Eksternal perturbation
Experimental group
Description:
The individuals included in this group performed 6 external perturbation exercises with 10 repetitions in each session. The patients performed a total of 60 perturbation exercises in one session. Perturbations were chosen according to the patient's tolerance, from easy to difficult. Treatment protocols of stroke individuals were determined according to their functional levels. 6 of the exercises given below were chosen according to the levels determined at the beginning of the study and were progressed by getting more difficult.
Treatment:
Other: Eksternal Perturbation

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Nagihan BODUR

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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