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dc.contributor.authorCortés Pérez, Irene
dc.contributor.authorNieto Escámez, Francisco Antonio
dc.contributor.authorObrero Gaitán, Esteban
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-27T09:29:32Z
dc.date.available2020-05-27T09:29:32Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-15
dc.identifier.issn2076-3425
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10835/8271
dc.description.abstractStroke is a neurologic disorder considered the first cause of disability worldwide due to motor, cognitive, and sensorial sequels. Balance dysfunctions in stroke survivors increase the risk of falls and physiotherapeutic rehabilitation is essential to reduce it. Virtual reality (VR) seems to be an alternative to conventional physiotherapy (CT), providing virtual environments and multisensorial inputs to train balance in stroke patients. The aim of this study was to assess if immersive VR treatment is more effective than CT to improve balance after stroke. This study got the approval from the Ethics Committee of the University of Almeria. Three chronic ischemic stroke patients were selected. One patient who received 25 sessions of immersive VR intervention for two months was compared with another patient who received equivalent CT and a third patient with no intervention. Balance, gait, risk of falling, and vestibular and visual implications in the equilibrium were assessed. After the interventions, the two patients receiving any of the treatments showed an improvement in balance compared to the untreated patient. In comparison to CT, our results suggest a higher effect of immersive VR in the improvement of balance and a reduction of falls risk due to the active upright work during the VR intervention.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectstrokees_ES
dc.subjectimmersive virtual realityes_ES
dc.subjectconventional physiotherapyes_ES
dc.subjectbalancees_ES
dc.subjectgaites_ES
dc.subjectfalls riskes_ES
dc.titleImmersive Virtual Reality in Stroke Patients as a New Approach for Reducing Postural Disabilities and Falls Risk: A Case Serieses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/10/5/296es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES


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