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|Title: ||Clinical and Spatiotemporal Aspects of Gait: A Secondary Analysis of the Walking Characteristics of Subjects with Sub-acute Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury|
|Authors: ||Guy, Kristina|
|Advisor: ||Verrier, Molly|
|Department: ||Rehabilitation Science|
|Keywords: ||spinal cord injury|
|Issue Date: ||19-Jul-2012|
|Abstract: ||Objective: To describe the walking characteristics of a sample of ambulatory subjects with sub-acute incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI).
Methods: 52 subjects were included in a secondary analysis of clinical and spatiotemporal measures of walking. The study sample was described as a whole and subsequently divided into subgroups on the basis of 3 clinical factors (etiology, severity, and neurological level of injury) and 4 gait factors (gait aid, velocity, symmetry, and variability).
Results: Clinical and spatiotemporal parameters were highly variable across the study population. Sub–groups with unique gait features were best identified by velocity and variability.
Conclusions: Spatiotemporal measures of walking provide augmented description of walking in the sub-acute iSCI population. Sub-grouping by gait factors warrants further investigation with respect to their ability to act as predictors and modifiers of treatment effect.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
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