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Immediate effects of obstacle crossing training in independent ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury.
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PMID:  23338656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Study design:A 2 × 2 cross-over design.Objectives:To compare immediate effects of obstacle crossing training and conventional overground walking training on functional ability among independent ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).Setting:A tertiary rehabilitation center, Thailand.Methods:Twenty independent ambulatory participants with SCI received a 1-day overground walking training and a 1-day obstacle crossing training program in a randomized cross-over design with a 2-day washout period. Immediately prior and after each training program, the functional ability of all participants was measured using the timed up and go test (TUGT), five times sit-to-stand test (FTSST) and 10-m walk test (10MWT).Results:The TUGT, FTSST and 10MWT data were significantly better after obstacle crossing training (P<0.001) but not after the overground walking training (P>0.05). The improvement following obstacle crossing training was also significantly different from that of the overground walking training (P<0.05).Conclusion:Obstacle crossing training immediately enhanced functional ability related to walking of ambulatory participants with SCI. However, a further longitudinal study using a randomized controlled trial is needed to support benefits of incorporation of obstacle crossing training into rehabilitation practice.Spinal Cord advance online publication, 22 January 2013; doi:10.1038/sc.2012.178.
Authors:
W Pramodhyakul; P Wattanapan; W Siritaratiwat; W Eungpinichpong; S Amatachaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5624     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1] School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand [2] Improvement of Physical Performance and Quality of Life (IPQ) Research Group, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
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