Changes in Postural Control in Hemiplegic Patients After Stroke Performing a Dual Task

Laurent Bensoussan, Jean Michel Viton, Marco Schieppati, Hervé Collado, Virginie Milhe de Bovis, Serge Mesure, Alain Delarque

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Bensoussan L, Viton J-M, Schieppati M, Collado H, Milhe de Bovis V, Mesure S, Delarque A. Changes in postural control in hemiplegic patients after stroke performing a dual task. Objective: To determine the effects of an attentional task on hemiplegic patients' postural control performances. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: Department of physical and rehabilitation medicine at a university hospital. Participants: Twenty-three hemiplegic patients and 23 healthy age- and sex-matched control subjects. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: Sway area and sway path of the center of pressure were measured during 30 seconds in standing subjects and patients under 3 conditions: eyes open (EO), EO while performing a simple arithmetic task (EO-AT), and eyes closed (EC). Results: In the hemiplegic patients, the body sway area increased significantly with EC (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1015
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Attention
  • Hemiplegia
  • Posture
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation


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