Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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Comparison of Gait Aspects According to FES Stimulation Position Applied to Stroke Patients
Byeong-mu MunTae-ho KimJin-hwan LeeJin-youg LimDong-kwon SeoDong-jin Lee
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Keywords: Stroke, FES, Gait
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2014 Volume 26 Issue 4 Pages 563-566

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[Purpose] This study sought to identify the gait aspects according to the FES stimulation position in stroke patients during gait training. [Subjects and Methods] To perform gait analysis, ten stroke patients were grouped based on 4 types of gait conditions: gait without FES stimulation (non-FES), gait with FES stimulation on the tibialis anterior (Ta), gait with FES stimulation on the tibialis anterior and quadriceps (TaQ), and gait with FES stimulation on the tibialis anterior and gluteus medius (TaGm). [Results] Based on repeated measures analysis of variance of measurements of gait aspects comprised of gait speed, gait cycle, and step length according to the FES stimulation position, the FES stimulation significantly affected gait aspects. [Conclusion] In conclusion, stimulating the tibialis anterior and quadriceps and stimulating the tibialis anterior and gluteus medius are much more effective than stimulating only the tibialis anterior during gait training in stroke patients using FES.

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