Effectiveness of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Gait Parameters in Stroke Patients- An Experimental Study

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume V, Issue III, March 2018 | ISSN 2321–2705

Effectiveness of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Gait Parameters in Stroke Patients- An Experimental Study

K.Vadivelan1, S. Bamila2

 1Associate Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
2SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract:

Objectives: Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The prevalence rates of stroke in rural areas are much lower than in metropolitan cities in India. Gait is considered as a dynamic and biological structure that sub serves locomotion and exhibits a periodic relationship among successive states of supporting limbs.

Aim: To investigate the effect of RAS on gait parameters following stroke.

Methodology: Quasi experimental study, pre and post-test design.

Procedure: Subjects were randomly selected according to selection criteria and assigned into group A and group B. Group A took conventional gait training, group B took RAS along with conventional gait training.

Conclusion: The present study concludes that group B- conventional gait training with RAS is effective than group A – conventional gait training alone.

I. INTRODUCTION

Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The prevalence rates of stroke in rural areas are much lower than in metropolitan cities in India. This is because the most affected in the age group 45-70 years, are mostly the breadwinners of the family.

Impaired walking ability is greatly contributes to the functional disability of stroke, In response to primary sensory motor impairment, secondary muscle contracture and certain adaptive motor behaviours emerge as the individual attempts to walk. These can be decrease amplitude of movement, stride length, step length, walking velocity and increase stride width, time spent in double support and uneven step.

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