Efficacia del Regent Suit nel percorso riabilitativo del paziente con esiti di Stroke: Descrizione di un case report

Translated title of the contribution: Efficacy of the Regent Suit training during a post-acute stroke rehabilitation process: Description of a case report

Fulvio Dal Farra, Davide Boem, Silvia Magni, Luca Bernasconi, Marco Monticone

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Abstract

In Western industrialized Countries, stroke constitutes a major cause of motor disability. According to rehabilitative principles, proprioceptive stimulations appear to positively influence postural control and ambulation recovery. This case report describes the application of the Regent Suit, a rehabilitative device developed by the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, to improve the gait performances of a patient severely affected by stroke, in its post-acute phase. During the in-hospital period, the patient attended to 20 rehabilitation sessions divided into 2 phases: the former based on motor passive/active exercises and the latter based on gait training wearing the Regent Suit. We introduced different outcome measures to investigate motor performances (Berg Balance Scale, 6-mín WT, Gait Analysis, ADL restrictions (Barthel Index, FlM scale) and Suit acceptability (Global Perceived Effect). At the end of the rehabilitation process, we found encouraging improvements in all of the parameters investigated, in particular those mostly related to gait abilities. To confirm the collected data, we suggest to start a randomized, controlled trial with a long-term follow-up.

Translated title of the contributionEfficacy of the Regent Suit training during a post-acute stroke rehabilitation process: Description of a case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)74-83
Number of pages10
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume33
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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