Does Training on Swiss Ball Improve Trunk Performance after Stroke?- A single blinded, quasi experimental study design

Nayak, Akshastha and *, K Vijaya Kumar and *, S Karthick Babu (2012) Does Training on Swiss Ball Improve Trunk Performance after Stroke?- A single blinded, quasi experimental study design. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 6 (1). pp. 172-175.

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Abstract

Back Ground Trunk performance is important for functional outcome and also an predicator for activities of daily living after stroke. Swiss ball training is superior to ground based exercise in their ability to recruit trunk muscles by increasing their demand and trunk balance on healthy individuals and athletes. However retrievable literature evidences for Swiss ball training on trunk performance is not available in stroke population. Objective To evaluate trunk performance on Swiss ball training after stroke. Design An assessor blinded,quasi-experimental study design. Setting Physiotherapy Department of Kasturba Medical College and hospital,Mangalore,Manipal University. Participants Twelve subjects having first ever unilateral stroke who can able to sit on a stable surface independently for one minute were recruited. Intervention In addition to conventional physiotherapy all the study subjects received 10 hours of individual and supervised trunk exercises on Swiss ball;45 minutes with adequate rest periods 10–15 minutes, 6 times a week, for 3 weeks. Outcome Measurement Trunk performance was evaluated by Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) by Verheyden. Results Post intervention the study group has shown a improvement in TIS score. A significant improvement was seen in dynamic balance and coordination subscales and also in total score (p value <0.05) of TIS. Conclusion Training on Swiss ball improve trunk performance after stroke.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stroke, Trunk performance, Trunk control, Swiss ball.
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 11:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3554

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