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The influence of motor ability rehabilitation on temporal-spatial parameters of gait in Huntington's disease patients on the basis of a three-dimensional motion analysis system: An experimental trial

Elżbieta Mirek, Magdalena Filip, Wiesław Chwała, Jadwiga Szymura, Szymon Pasiut, Krzysztof Banaszkiewicz, Monika Rudzińska Bar, Andrzej Szczudlik
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2018.02.001
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(5):575-580.

open access

Vol 52, No 5 (2018)
Original research articles
Submitted: 2017-05-02

Abstract

Objective

There is no existing standard, evidence-based, scientific model for motor ability improvement in Huntington's Disease (HD) patients aimed at maintaining independent gait for as long as possible, or performing activities of daily living, the effectiveness of which would be supported by the results of studies using objective research tools. Under these circumstances, the aim of this study was to analyze the influence of motor ability rehabilitation on the spatial-temporal parameters of gait in HD patients.

Design

It was an experimental trial. The studied group consisted of 30 patients (17 women and 13 men) with HD. In hospital conditions, the patients participated in the 3-week motor ability l rehabilitation programme tailored to individual needs. The study group was tested using the Vicon 250 three-dimensional gait analysis system before and after the physical exercise programme.

Results

Walking speed after therapy increased for the left lower limb from 1.06 (SD 0.24) [m/s] to 1.21 (SD 0.23) [m/s], and for the right lower limb from 1.07 (SD 0.25) [m/s] to 1.20 (SD 0.25) [m/s]. The cycle length increased after the applied therapy for the left lower limb from 1.17 (SD 0.20) [m] to 1.23 (SD 0.19) [m].

Conclusion

The three-week motor ability rehabilitation programme positively influences spatial-temporal gait parameters in HD patients.

Abstract

Objective

There is no existing standard, evidence-based, scientific model for motor ability improvement in Huntington's Disease (HD) patients aimed at maintaining independent gait for as long as possible, or performing activities of daily living, the effectiveness of which would be supported by the results of studies using objective research tools. Under these circumstances, the aim of this study was to analyze the influence of motor ability rehabilitation on the spatial-temporal parameters of gait in HD patients.

Design

It was an experimental trial. The studied group consisted of 30 patients (17 women and 13 men) with HD. In hospital conditions, the patients participated in the 3-week motor ability l rehabilitation programme tailored to individual needs. The study group was tested using the Vicon 250 three-dimensional gait analysis system before and after the physical exercise programme.

Results

Walking speed after therapy increased for the left lower limb from 1.06 (SD 0.24) [m/s] to 1.21 (SD 0.23) [m/s], and for the right lower limb from 1.07 (SD 0.25) [m/s] to 1.20 (SD 0.25) [m/s]. The cycle length increased after the applied therapy for the left lower limb from 1.17 (SD 0.20) [m] to 1.23 (SD 0.19) [m].

Conclusion

The three-week motor ability rehabilitation programme positively influences spatial-temporal gait parameters in HD patients.

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Keywords

Huntington' s disease, Gait, Rehabilitation, Spatio-temporal parameters

About this article
Title

The influence of motor ability rehabilitation on temporal-spatial parameters of gait in Huntington's disease patients on the basis of a three-dimensional motion analysis system: An experimental trial

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 52, No 5 (2018)

Pages

575-580

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2018.02.001

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(5):575-580.

Keywords

Huntington's disease
Gait
Rehabilitation
Spatio-temporal parameters

Authors

Elżbieta Mirek
Magdalena Filip
Wiesław Chwała
Jadwiga Szymura
Szymon Pasiut
Krzysztof Banaszkiewicz
Monika Rudzińska Bar
Andrzej Szczudlik

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