A critical appraisal of "Effects of the Gait Training Device Plus Physiotherapy in Improving Ambulatory Functions in Patients With Subacute Stroke With Hemiplegia: An Assessor-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial"

Edinburgh, Chloe
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This paper offers a critical appraisal of an article published in 2022 from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation about the effectiveness of combined robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) and traditional gait-training methods in stroke with hemiplegia. Within the introduction, the importance of the topic of interest is outlined along with a specification of the clinical question being analyzed. The methods utilized to find and select the article for the appraisal are summarized. The result section of this appraisal highlights the main points of the article and critiques the introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections of the article. The discussion section of this paper that follows elaborates on the clinical significance and applicability of the article and the results of the intervention studied. Finally, the conclusion revisits the practicality of the clinical use of this type of intervention as well as offering future directions to take this gait-training technology and the related research related.