Journal article

Effect of stroke on step characteristics of obstacle crossing

CM Said, PA Goldie, AE Patla, WA Sparrow

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare spatial and temporal measures during lead limb obstacle crossing between subjects with stroke and healthy subjects. DESIGN: Experimental, observational, with matched controls. SETTING: Geriatric rehabilitation unit in a tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Distance data were available for 19 subjects with stroke and 19 able-bodied subjects. Temporal data were available for 16 subjects with stroke and 16 able-bodied subjects. Subjects with stroke were inpatients and had to be able to walk 10 meters without assistance or gait aid. INTERVENTION: Subjects were required to step over high and wide obstacles, ranging from 1 to 8cm, and trials were videotaped. MAIN OUTCOME..

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