functional ambulation profile


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functional ambulation profile

The formal evaluation of a person's ability to walk, e.g., while being filmed on a grid or walkway with pressure-sensitive sensors, during initiation of movement, while making turns, or while treading on level or uneven ground. Ambulation or gait assessments identify the risk of falling and may suggest assistive devices or therapeutic exercises that can be employed to lessen the risk. Synonym: functional gait assessment
See also: profile
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Establishing the reliability and validity of measurement of walking time using the Emory functional ambulation profile. Phys Ther 1999; 79: 1122-1133.
Concurrent Validity and Test, Retest Reliability of the Emory Functional Ambulation Profile in Stroke Patients.
Glasser used a computerized Functional Ambulation Profile system, designed and developed by Tucker and Nelson, but that was not described in detail [10].

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