SUMMARY Introduction: Alterations due to stroke cause important limitations in the ADL and should be specifically analyzed. Known is that hemiplegic patients can have several affected systems, with a great possibility of the balance reactions being affected, influencing in a negative way the stability and symmetry in the seated and standing positions. Objective: The objective of this study is to ... [Show full abstract] verify the influence of the sensorial alteration in the gluteal region in the weight transfer in the seated position in hemiplegic or hemiparetic patients after a stroke. Methods: The study was conducted with 12 stroke patients, presenting hemiplegia or hemiparesia. The test of exteroceptive sensibility was carried out in gluteal region of each patient with the esthesiometer and then the weight transfer was evaluated in the seated posture through "Stabilizer" Biofeedback pressure. Results: The correlation between sensorial alteration and difference of weight transfer in the seated position suggests that the patients that present sensorial alteration in the gluteal region tend to transfer the weight to the non-plegic side, while the patients without sensorial alteration tend to transfer the weight to the plegic side.