Type of Article : Case Report
Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 6 | Page No. 1284-1287
Date of Publication: 11-12-2015
DUAL TASK COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE ALONG WITH CONVENTIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT ON GAIT PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH ISCHEMIC STROKE: A CASE REPORT
Pooja Kumari Digra *1, Manoj Kumar Deshmukh 2, Divya Midha 3, Yogita Verma 4, Senthil P Kumar 5.
*1 MPT Neurology student, MM Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, MM University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
2,3,4 Assistant Professor, MM Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, MM University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
3 Professor and Princial, MM Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, MM University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
Corresponding author: Miss. Pooja Kumari Digra, MPT Neurology student, MM Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, MM University, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), India.
Various motor and sensory deficits prevail in stroke patients which have significant effect on their walking ability, which further affects overall independence of the patient in daily activities. Cognitive task performance along with the conventional physiotherapy treatment may cause profound effect on various gait parameters in stroke. The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the effects of dual task training along with conventional physiotherapy on gait parameters in patients with ischemic stroke. Assessment and treatment was given at baseline and after 6 weeks. Before and after intervention spasticity was measured by Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), Functional performance by Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) and Gait Parameters. The finding of the study showed that there was improvement in functional performance but not in spasticity.
KEY WORDS: Sub acute ischemic stroke, Dual task cognitive training, Gait parameters, Dynamic Gait Index (DGI).
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Pooja Kumari Digra, Manoj Kumar Deshmukh, Divya Midha, Yogita Verma, Senthil P Kumar. DUAL TASK COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE ALONG WITH CONVENTIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT ON GAIT PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH ISCHEMIC STROKE: A CASE REPORT. Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(6):1284-1287. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.192