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Vibrotactile biofeedback improves tandem gait in patients with unilateral vestibular loss.

Fay B Horak ; Marco Dozza (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet ; SAFER - Fordons- och Trafiksäkerhetscentrum ) ; Robert Peterka ; Lorenzo Chiari ; Conrad Wall
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1749-6632). Vol. 1164 (2009), p. 279-81.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

In a crossover design, subjects with unilateral vestibular loss (UVL) practiced tandem gait with eyes closed on two days, two weeks apart, with and without vibrotactile biofeedback (BF) applied to the lateral trunk. Results showed an immediate improvement in postural stability (reduction of lateral center-of-mass displacement, trunk tilt, and medial-lateral step width) that was significantly larger than effects of practice alone. However, BF did not increase the rate of improvement or retention of improved stability during gait.

Nyckelord: Analysis of Variance, Biofeedback, Psychology, Gait, Humans, Vestibular Diseases, physiopathology, therapy

Denna post skapades 2016-06-05.
CPL Pubid: 237329


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