Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
Effect of Lumbar Stabilization Exercises on the Balance Ability of Patients with Stroke: A Systematic Review
Dae-Sik KoDae-In JungSang-Yeol Bae
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2014 Volume 26 Issue 12 Pages 1993-1996


[Purpose] This study performed a systematic literature review of the ability of lumbar stabilization exercises (LSE) to improve the balance ability of stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] A systematic review was conducted of four databases. The papers retrieved were evaluated based on the following inclusion criteria: 1) design, a controlled clinical trial; 2) intervention, LSE; 3) outcome, change in balance ability; and 4) year of publication, 2000 to 2013. [Results] The findings of 6 papers were compared to determine the effects of lumbar stabilization exercises on stroke patients’ balance abilities. The papers had methodological quality scores of 5–8 on the PEDro scale. [Conclusion] Lumbar stabilization exercises have a positive influence on stroke patients’ balance abilities.

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