Methods: The design was repeated measure experimental study carried out at Pt. DDU Institute for Handicapped and ISIC Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, New Delhi, India with total duration of 2 weeks. 24 chronic stroke patients participated in the study. The participants were randomly assigned to one of the two groups. Group-1 (n=12) received specific balance strategy training and Group-2 (n=12) received general balance training for sixty minutes, five days per week.
Results: Balance performance of subjects was evaluated on Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Timed Up and Go Test (TUGT). After two weeks of intervention period, there was no significant difference between the groups in improving balance in subjects with chronic stroke. But a within group analysis showed a significant improvement in both groups at p≤ 0.05. Both the interventions resulted in significant improvement in post intervention scores of BBS (group-1 t= 6.071, p= 0.001; group-2 t=6.514, p=0.00`) and TUGT (group-1 t=5.675; p=0.001; group-2 t=4.238, p= 0.001).
Conclusion: This study concludes that there is no significant difference between specific balance strategy training and general balance training in improving balance performance in chronic stroke.