Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
ISSN-L : 0915-5287
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The effects of a progressive resistance training program on walking ability in patients after stroke: a pilot study
Byoung-Sun ParkMee-Young KimLim-Kyu LeeSeung-Min YangWon-Deok LeeJi-Woong NohYong-Sub ShinJu-Hyun KimJeong-Uk LeeTaek-Yong KwakTae-Hyun LeeJu-Young KimJaehong ParkJunghwan Kim
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2015 Volume 27 Issue 9 Pages 2837-2840


[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a progressive resistance training (PRT) program on the walking ability of chronic stroke patients with hemiparesis following chronic stroke. [Subjects and Methods] The participants of this study were fifteen hemiplegic patients. The main outcomes measured for this study were the peak torque of the knee extensor; the gait ability as measured by electric gait analysis of walking speed, walking cycle, affected side stance phase, affected side stride length, symmetry index of stance phase, and symmetry index of stride length; and 10-m walking speed; and the Berg balance scale test. [Results] Walking speed and affected side stride length significantly increased after the PRT program, and 10-m walking time significantly decreased after RPT in stroke patients. [Conclusion] These results suggest that the progressive resistance training program may, in part, improve the stride of the affected side leg of stroke patients after stroke and also positively impact walking speed.

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