Effect of Visual Biofeedback Simulation Training for Balance in Patients with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

시각적 바이오피드백 시뮬레이션훈련이 불완전 척수손상환자의 균형에 미치는 효과

  • 박창식 (호원대학교 작업치료학과) ;
  • 강권영 (서남대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2011.07.08
  • Accepted : 2011.10.12
  • Published : 2011.11.28


This study investigated the effectiveness of visual biofeedback simulation training for patients with incomplete spinal cord injuries. Fifteen people with an ASIA impairment scale of C and D, according to the intervention method, were studied. They were randomly divided into two groups, seven people in the experimental group and eight people in the control group. They were studied three times a week for six weeks using a Tetrax Interactive Balance System, for a total of eighteen times, and each test took fifteen minutes. Paired t-tests were used to evaluate the changes before and after intervention. The difference between the groups was compared using an independent t-test. The experimental group showed significantly increased general stability, fall risk index, weight distribution (A, C, D, LEFT, HEEL) and weight distribution index, except for synchronization AC, BD. However, the control group only showed significantly increased weight distribution (A, C, LEFT). In a variation, experimental and control groups showed significantly increased weight distribution (A, B, C, HEEL), general stability, fall risk index and synchronization AD. Consequently, it was found that visual biofeedback simulation training was effective for the balance ability of incomplete spinal cord injury patients, and further studies are required.


Balance;Biofeedback;Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury


Supported by : 호원대학교


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