A critical appraisal of "Effects of Balance Exercise Assist Robot Training for Patients with Hemiparetic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial"


This critical appraisal overviews the use of robotic balance training compared to intensive balance training and a control group. The study is conducted on first time hemiparetic stroke patients who have no comorbidities that impact balance. This article discusses the findings of the research and the strengths and weaknesses of the research and its findings. A conclusion and discussion are made in regard to the results of the study and determines the clinical significance of the intervention being performed.