T-Space at The University of Toronto Libraries >
School of Graduate Studies - Theses >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Relationship Between Clinical Measures of Sensorimotor Function and Walking in Individuals with Chronic Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury|
|Authors: ||Flett, Heather|
|Advisor: ||Verrier, Molly|
|Department: ||Rehabilitation Science|
|Keywords: ||spinal cord injury|
|Issue Date: ||18-Jan-2010|
|Abstract: ||Objectives: To describe the relationship between sensorimotor function and walking in incomplete SCI.
Methods: 25 subjects were assessed using Lower Extremity Motor (LEMS) and Pinprick (LEPS) scores, and 7 walking measures: FIM-Locomotor Score, Assistive Device Score, Walking Index for SCI, 10-metre Walk Test (10mWT), Timed Up and Go (TUG), Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) and Walking Mobility Scale.
Results: Walking and sensorimotor function varied between subjects. Walking measures significantly correlated with LEMS and individual leg muscles but not LEPS. 21/22 ambulatory subjects had LEMS threshold>20. Non-ambulatory subjects didn’t achieve threshold. Not all subjects completed all walking measures: 10mWT: n=19; TUG: n=14, 6MWT: n=13. Most walking measures were significantly related. 10mWT and 6MWT were highly correlated. Subjects walking0.95 m/s didn’t reach predicted 6MWT.
Conclusion: Lower extremity strength is important for walking and should be further examined with other factors in a range of subjects across different measures to fully understand these relationships.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science - Master theses
Items in T-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.