Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 113-123
A Study of the Relationship between Trunk Impairment and Gait in Patients with a Cerebrovascular Accident
Manasi Desai1, Samruddhi Gawde2, Sukhada Prabhu3
1M.P.Th in Neurosciences, Department of Neuro physiotherapy, Assistant Professor, D. Y. Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
2B.P.Th, D. Y. Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
3M.P.Th in Cardio Vascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy, Department Of Cardio-respiratory physiotherapy, Assistant Professor, D. Y. Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Corresponding Author: Manasi Desai
Aim: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between trunk impairment and gait in patients with a cerebrovascular accident.
Materials and Methods: A community based cross sectional study was conducted on forty stroke patients. These patients were recruited from various OPD/IPD in and around Navi Mumbai. The subjects were evaluated for the motor trunk impairment using the Trunk Impairments Scale (TIS), whereas the coordinated components of gait in these patients were evaluated using Gait Assessment and Intervention Tool (G.A.I.T).
Results: The mean score of TIS was 15.95 with SD 3.44 whereas the mean score of G.A.I.T was 24.47 with SD 12.15. The Pearson correlation showed highly significant correlation between TIS and GAIT (r= -0.961).
Conclusion: The study reveals that trunk impairment and gait in subjects with stroke are positively correlated with each other.
Key words: Cerebrovascular accident, stroke, trunk impairment, gait.