Abstract: Numbers of diabetic patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) and stroke are increasing worldwide. Diabetes Mellitus can give rise to macrovascular and microvascular complications and among which is stroke and peripheral neuropathy, respectively. Literatures have revealed that DPN and stroke populations exhibited significant deterioration of postural control and gait performance and reported worsening in the presence of cognitive impairment. Walking with balance and gait dysfunction among DPN with additional stroke event may create destabilizing effects and fall. To date, there is no comprehensive study of postural control and gait performance among DPN with additional stroke has been published. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore further on the postural control and gait performance following dual disability of DPN and stroke.
Amirah Mustapa, Nadia Mohd Mustafah, Maria Justine and Haidzir Manaf, 2017. Postural Control and Gait Performance among Individual with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Stroke Survivors: A Review Paper. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 6904-6910.