《Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice》 ›› 2022, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (11): 1265-1269.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-9771.2022.11.005

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Body composition of upper limbs for hemiplegic patients after isokinetic strength training

DING Xiaojing,WANG Yongjun(),JIANG Yunhu,MA Jinjiao,ZHAO Jian,HUANG Kun,WANG Long   

  1. Department of Rehabilitation, Beichen Hospital of Nankai University, Tianjin 300400, China
  • Received:2022-07-07 Revised:2022-10-08 Published:2022-11-25 Online:2022-12-20
  • Contact: WANG Yongjun E-mail:86433916@qq.com
  • Supported by:
    Tianjin Beichen Health Care Research Project(SHGY-2020023)


Objective To study the changes of body composition indexes reflecting muscle condition for stroke hemiplegic patients after isokinetic strength training.

Methods From January, 2021 to April, 2022, 30 stroke inpatients with hemiplegia in Beichen Hospital of Nankai University were randomly divided into control group (n = 15) and isokinetic group (n = 15). Both groups accepted routine rehabilitation training, while the isokinetic group accepted isokinetic strength training of shoulder and elbow on the affected side in addition. All patients were tested the lean body mass, affected upper arm muscle circumference, affected upper limb muscle mass, edema index, skeletal muscle index before, and two weeks and four weeks after training.

Results Compared with the control group, the edema index decreased in isokinetic group after training (t > 2.536, P < 0.05); the affected upper limb muscle mass increased more in the isokinetic group four weeks after training (t = -2.750, P = 0.010).

Conclusion Isokinetic training can reduce edema and muscular disuse atrophy of the affected side for stroke patients with hemiplegia.

Key words: stroke, hemiplegia, isokinetic strength training, body composition, muscle mass

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