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The Effects of Auditory Feedback Gait Training Using Smart Insole on Stroke Patients

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Department of Physical Therapy, Sahmyook University, Seoul 01795, Korea
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Department of Sports Rehabilitation, Gimcheon University, Gimcheon 39528, Korea
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Brain Sci. 2021, 11(11), 1377; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11111377
Received: 19 September 2021 / Revised: 12 October 2021 / Accepted: 19 October 2021 / Published: 21 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Neurorehabilitation)
This study aimed to assess the effect of the auditory feedback gait training (AFGT) using smart insole on the gait variables, dynamic balance, and activities of daily living (ADL) of stroke patients. In this case, 45 chronic stroke patients who were diagnosed with a stroke before 6 months and could walk more than 10 m were included in this study. Participants were randomly allocated to the smart insole training group (n = 23), in which the AFGT system was used, or to the general gait training group (GGTG) (n = 22). Both groups completed conventional rehabilitation, including conventional physiotherapy and gait training, lasting 60 min per session, five times per week for 4 weeks. Instead of gait training, the smart insole training group received smart insole training twice per week for 4 weeks. Participants were assessed using the GAITRite for gait variables and Timed Up and Go test (TUG), Berg Balance Scale (BBS) for dynamic balance, and Modified Barthel Index (MBI) for ADL. The spatiotemporal gait parameters, symmetry of gait, TUG, BBS, and MBI in the smart insole training group were significantly improved compared to those in the GGTG (p < 0.05). The AFGT system approach is a helpful method for improving gait variables, dynamic balance, and ADL in chronic stroke patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: stroke; foot; gait; insole; weight-bearing stroke; foot; gait; insole; weight-bearing
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Kim, J.; Jung, S.; Song, C. The Effects of Auditory Feedback Gait Training Using Smart Insole on Stroke Patients. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 1377. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11111377

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Kim J, Jung S, Song C. The Effects of Auditory Feedback Gait Training Using Smart Insole on Stroke Patients. Brain Sciences. 2021; 11(11):1377. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11111377

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Kim, Junghyun, Sangwoo Jung, and Changho Song. 2021. "The Effects of Auditory Feedback Gait Training Using Smart Insole on Stroke Patients" Brain Sciences 11, no. 11: 1377. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11111377

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