Who may benefit from robotic-assisted gait training? A randomized clinical trial in patients with subacute stroke

Giovanni Morone, Maura Bragoni, Marco Iosa, Domenico De Angelis, Vincenzo Venturiero, Paola Coiro, Luca Pratesi, Stefano Paolucci

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Abstract

Background. Robotic-assisted walking training after stroke aims to enable highly impaired patients to walk independently, but results have been mixed. Objective. The authors aimed to identify the characteristics of patients who may be most likely to benefit. Methods. A total of 48 participants with motor and gait dysfunction following subacute stroke were stratified by the motricity index into high (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-644
Number of pages9
JournalNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • gait
  • motor recovery
  • robotic-assisted therapy
  • stroke rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology

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