dynamic gait index

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Related to dynamic gait index: Berg Balance Scale, functional gait assessment

dy·nam·ic gait in·dex

(DGI) (dī-nam'ik gāt in'deks)
Assessment tool to measure a patient's ability to change gait with varying demands.
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dynamic gait index

Abbreviation: DGI
A semiquantitative tool used to evaluate a patient's ability to modify gait by changing task demands, esp. in patients with dizziness and balance deficits. This test is used to identify patients, esp. older adults, who are predisposed to falling. Patients are graded on their ability to vary speed, turn their heads, turn their bodies, step over and around obstacles, climb stairs, turn while walking, pick objects up from the floor, and perform alternate step-ups on a stool.
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Abbreviations: ABC = Activities-Specific Balance Confidence scale, ANOVA = analysis of variance, BBS = Berg Balance Scale, CoM = center of mass, DGI = Dynamic Gait Index, EMG = electromyography, FP = foot placement, GM = gluteus medius, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
Trata-se de uma pesquisa clinica, descritiva, de carater qualitativo e quantitativo para analisar os resultados obtidos a partir da aplicacao do Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) e Time Up and Go Test (TUGT), versao brasileira, em 60 voluntarios de ambos os generos e faixa etaria entre 60 e 83 (media= 68,57, com desvio padrao [+ or -] 5,94) anos de idade do Nucleo de Assistencia a Saude da Familia de Itabaiana --SE.
Cattaneo, "Reliability and validity of the dynamic gait index in persons with chronic stroke," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol.
The following data, when available, was collected from the initial physical therapy evaluation: age, gender, Dynamic Gait Index (DGI), Tinetti, BERG, Timed Up and Go test (TUG), 2 Minute Walk Test (2MWT), and gait speed.
Temporal and spatial characteristics of gait during performance of the Dynamic Gait Index in people with and people without balance or vestibular disorders.
Physical therapists are specialists in mobility problems who examine people to pinpoint the causes of walking difficulty, administer standardized outcome assessments such as walking speed, the Berg Balance Scale, and the Dynamic Gait Index to track improvement, and design and deliver individualized interventions to improve balance and walking.

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