Journal article

The Reliability of Spatiotemporal Gait Data for Young and Older Women During Continuous Overground Walking

Kade L Paterson, Keith A Hill, Noel D Lythgo, Wayne Maschette

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the reliability and systematic bias in spatiotemporal gait parameters recorded in healthy women during repeated single and continuous overground walking trials. DESIGN: Test-retest. SETTING: University laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Young (n=13) and older adult (n=14) women volunteers. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Spatiotemporal data were collected from an 8.1-m GAITRite mat during 10 trials of discrete single walks and 10 laps of a continuous circuit presented in random order over 2 separate test sessions. Paired t tests, intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), SE of measurement, and coefficients of variation (CV) were calculated. RESULTS: The r..

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