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Vol 12, No 1-2 (2010)
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Gait analysis in the therapy of patients after stroke — own solution

Emilia Mikołajewska
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2010;12(1-2):20-26.

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Vol 12, No 1-2 (2010)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2011-07-05

Abstract

Background. Stroke is one of most frequent syndromes with great influence to human motor abilities. There is necessary to provide reliable and repeatable methods of biomechanical analysis of motion disorders in all stages of the post-stroke therapy. There hasn’t been approved the one universal method meeting all requirements so far. The aim of this paper was to assess a new own method of gait analysis.
Material and methods. The study included 60 adult patients after diagnosed ischaemic stroke involved into the NDT-Bobath rehabiltiation programme. To assess the effectivity of the rehabilitation was used developed by the author practical and simple method of recording gait pattern and determine spatio-temporal gait parameters: speed, cadence and stride length with their normalized values. The assessment was made twice: at the admission to the therapy and at the end.
Results. Observed statistically significant changes in the gait analysis outcomes reflect recovery in all measured spatio- -temopral gait parameters: gait velocity, cadence, stride length, normalized gait velocity, normalized cadence and normalized stride lenght.
Conclusion. Proposed method proved useful in the clinical practice and can be inspiration to further studies in the area. Use if the method allowed for confirmation of effectivity of NDT-Bobath method in the gait rehabilitation of adult patients after ischaemic stroke.
Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke 2010; 12 (1–2): 20–26

Abstract

Background. Stroke is one of most frequent syndromes with great influence to human motor abilities. There is necessary to provide reliable and repeatable methods of biomechanical analysis of motion disorders in all stages of the post-stroke therapy. There hasn’t been approved the one universal method meeting all requirements so far. The aim of this paper was to assess a new own method of gait analysis.
Material and methods. The study included 60 adult patients after diagnosed ischaemic stroke involved into the NDT-Bobath rehabiltiation programme. To assess the effectivity of the rehabilitation was used developed by the author practical and simple method of recording gait pattern and determine spatio-temporal gait parameters: speed, cadence and stride length with their normalized values. The assessment was made twice: at the admission to the therapy and at the end.
Results. Observed statistically significant changes in the gait analysis outcomes reflect recovery in all measured spatio- -temopral gait parameters: gait velocity, cadence, stride length, normalized gait velocity, normalized cadence and normalized stride lenght.
Conclusion. Proposed method proved useful in the clinical practice and can be inspiration to further studies in the area. Use if the method allowed for confirmation of effectivity of NDT-Bobath method in the gait rehabilitation of adult patients after ischaemic stroke.
Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke 2010; 12 (1–2): 20–26
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Keywords

stroke; ischaemic stroke; rehabilitation; gait analysis

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Title

Gait analysis in the therapy of patients after stroke — own solution

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 12, No 1-2 (2010)

Pages

20-26

Published online

2011-07-05

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2010;12(1-2):20-26.

Keywords

stroke
ischaemic stroke
rehabilitation
gait analysis

Authors

Emilia Mikołajewska

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