Journal article

Associations between lower limb strength and gait velocity following stroke: A systematic review

Benjamin F Mentiplay, Brooke Adair, Kelly J Bower, Gavin Williams, Genevieve Tole, Ross A Clark

BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify literature examining associations between isometric strength and gait velocity following stroke. METHODS: An electronic search was performed using six online databases. Targeted searching of reference lists of included articles and three relevant journals was also performed. Two independent reviewers identified relevant articles, extracted data and assessed the methodological quality of included articles. Inclusion criteria involved studies that assessed univariate correlations between gait velocity and isometric strength of individual lower limb muscle groups in a stroke population. RESULTS: Twenty-one studies were included for re..

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