Comparison of Tension According to the Type of Sling Cord during the Bridging Exercise with Sling in Stroke Patients

뇌졸중 환자의 교각 운동 시 슬링 줄의 종류에 따른 장력 비교

  • Jang, Gwonuk (Department of Physical Therapy, Keunsarhang Hospital) ;
  • Chang, Jongsung (Department of Physical Therapy, Yeungnam University College)
  • 장권욱 (큰사랑요양병원 물리치료실) ;
  • 장종성 (영남이공대학교 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2019.03.14
  • Accepted : 2019.04.09
  • Published : 2019.04.30


Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine comparison of tension according to the type of sling cord during the bridging exercise with sling in stroke patients. Methods Twenty six stroke patients were recruited for this study. Subjects were randomly performed sling bridging exercise with three types of sling cords such as nonelastic cord with affected side-nonelastic cord with non affected side (NC-NC), nonelastic cord with affected side-elastic cord with non affected side (NC-EC), and elastic cord with affected side-nonelastic cord with non affected side (EC-NC). They were measured tension with a tensiometer of sling cord during the bridging exercise with sling. Results The tension of sling cord was significantly different in affected side, non affected side, and tension ratio of affected side/non affected side. There were significant differences tension in NC-EC from NC-NC and EC-NC and the NC-EC method was increased tension of affected side and decreased tension of non affected side. Conclusions These results showed that the NC-EC method was improved the symmetry of affected side and non affected side. Sling exercise with appropriate type of sling cord should be increased activities of affected side and improved recovery in stroke patients.


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