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The learning effect of biofeedback training with SensiStep

Roelofs, D.R. (2016) The learning effect of biofeedback training with SensiStep.

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Abstract:Biofeedback training has been proven to help patients with fractures of the lower extremity in achieving safe mobilization. However, the duration of the effects of biofeedback training is currently unknown. Eight elderly patients with fractures of the lower extremity with partial weight bearing instructions received biofeedback training using the SensiStep system. 2, 4, 6, 8, and 24/48/72 hours after training, a measurement with SensiStep was performed to examine whether or not the learning effect was still present. Subjects received 4 training sessions a week, for up to 4 weeks. Most subjects with a target load of 50% of their body weight achieved 24-hour retention after 1 to 3 weeks of training. Two subjects with a target load of 10% of their body weight did not achieve their target load during training. In conclusion, 24-hour retention is achievable for patients with a target load of 50%. The varying behaviors need to be examined further to allow personalized rehabilitation programs, depending on the training requirements. More research into biofeedback training for a target load of 10% is necessary.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine, 50 technical science in general
Programme:Technical Medicine MSc (60033)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71345
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