Does robot-assisted gait rehabilitation improve balance in stroke patients? A systematic review.

@article{Swinnen2014DoesRG,
  title={Does robot-assisted gait rehabilitation improve balance in stroke patients? A systematic review.},
  author={Eva Swinnen and David Beckw{\'e}e and Romain Meeusen and Jean-Pierre Baeyens and Eric Kerckhofs},
  journal={Topics in stroke rehabilitation},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={87-100}
}
The aim of this systematic review was to summarize the improvements in balance after robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) in stroke patients. Two databases were searched: PubMed and Web of Knowledge. The most important key words are "stroke," "RAGT," "balance," "Lokomat," and "gait trainer." Studies were included if stroke patients were involved in RAGT protocols, and balance was determined as an outcome measurement. The articles were checked for methodological quality by 2 reviewers (Cohen's… CONTINUE READING
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