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Audiovisual Biofeedback-Based Trunk Stabilization Training Using a Pressure Biofeedback System in Stroke Patients: A Randomized, Single-Blinded Study

Table 2

Comparison of thicknesses of trunk muscles within group and between groups .

VariablesExperimental group ()Control group ()Significance of change scores
BaselinePostChange scoreBaselinePostChange score

Contracted ratio
 TrA-affected5.260 (0.000)
 TrA-unaffected3.331 (0.002)
 IO-affected0.448 (0.656)
 IO-unaffected0.338 (0.737)
 EO-affected2.938 (0.005)
 EO-unaffected3.551 (0.001)
Symmetric ratio
 TrA-rest1.808 (0.400)
 TrA-contract1.346 (0.186)
 IO-rest0.641 (0.525)
 IO-contract0.329 (0.744)
 EO-rest0.320 (0.751)
 EO-contract0.537 (0.594)

Note. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation; TrA: transverse abdominal muscle; IO: internal oblique muscle; EO: external oblique muscle. difference within group.

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