Effect of Rocker Bar Ankle Foot Orthosis on Functional Mobility in Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Patients: Timed Up and Go and Gait Speed Assessments
March 2016, Volume 14 - Number 1 (4 صفحه - از 31 تا 34)
Objectives: Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs) are widely utilized to improve walking ability in hemiplegic patients. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of Rocker bar Ankle Foot Orthosis (RAFO) on functional mobility in post-stroke hemiplegic patients. Methods: Fifteen hemiplegic patients (men and women) who were at least 6-months poststroke and able to walk without an assistive device for at least 10 meters voluntarily participated in this study. The patients were examined for three conditions: shoes only, with SAFO and with RAFO. Their functional mobility was evaluated through 10-meter walk test and Timed Up and Go (TUG) test. In addition, paired t-test was used to analyze the obtained data. Results: When the patients used RAFO, their gait speed significantly increased (P<0.05). Moreover, the time of performing TUG test experienced a significant decrease using RAFO compared with utilizing shoe only (P<0.05). Discussion: RAFO led to a significant improvement in functional mobility in hemiplegic patients post stroke. This may be due to the positive effect of rocker modification on improving push off and transferring weight during the stance phase of gaitخلاصه ماشینی:
"Effect of Rocker Bar Ankle Foot Orthosis on Functional Mobility in Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Patients: Timed Up and Go and Gait Speed Assessments CrossMark Farzad Farmani1,2, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei3,4,5*, Mahmood Bahramizadeh2, Gholamreza Aminian2, Mohammad Reza Nikoo1, Mohammad Sadeghi-Goghari6 1. Effect of rocker bar ankle foot orthosis on functional mobility in post-stroke hemiplegic patients: Timed up and go and gait speed assessments. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of Rocker bar Ankle Foot Orthosis (RAFO) on functional mobility in post-stroke hemiplegic patients. Various studies have reported the positive effects of AFOs on the walking ability in hemiplegic pa- * Corresponding Author: Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, PhD, PT Address: Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Hence, we used TUG to investigate the effectiveness of Rocker bar AFO (RAFO) on function- al mobility in hemiplegic patients, in addition to using the 10-meter walk test to investigate gait speed [19-21]. 5. Conclusion The finding of this study suggests that RAFO could po- tentially improve gait ability compared to SAFO or shoes only condition in post-stroke hemiplegic patients. The effect of different shoes on functional mobility and energy expendi- ture in post-stroke hemiplegic patients using ankle-foot or- thosis. Change of rocker function in the gait of stroke patients using an ankle foot orthosis with an oil damper: immediate changes and the short-term effects. Effect of rocker bar ankle foot orthosis on functional mobility in post-stroke hemiplegic patients. Effect of rocker bar ankle foot orthosis on functional mobility in post-stroke hemiplegic patients."
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