gait assessment


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gait assessment

An analysis of a person's ability to walk, esp. to identify those deficits that limit safe walking. It involves evaluations of the patient's muscular strength, joint movement, balance, posture, sensory perception, and spatial orientation.

CAUTION!

During gait assessments, care should be taken to anticipate and prevent injuries that may occur if the patient falls.
Synonym: gait analysis
See also: assessment
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EG-1: immediate ePEP group; EG-W: waitlist-control group; T0: baseline T1: measurements after six-week ePEP; SD: standard deviation; IQR: interquartile range (25th-75th); TUG: Timed-Up-and-Go-Test; 6MWT: Six-Minute-Walk-Test; FGA: Functional Gait Assessment; MusiQol: Multiple Sclerosis International Questionnaire of Quality of Life; WEIMuS: German MS-specific fatigue questionnaire--lower values indicate fatigue improvement; SSA: scale for self-efficacy towards physical exercise.
(1) For Functional Gait Assessment, 2 of 9 participants' baseline was so high that improvement at a level of MCID was not possible.
Zange, "Reliability and validity of the functional gait assessment (German version) in subacute stroke patients," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol.
Other components of a clinical work-up should include palpation of the back, range-of-motion testing, gait assessment, and a neurologic exam to evaluate motor and sensory function.
The Sunday morning session deals mainly with clinical examination of the racing greyhound, gait assessment and physiotherapy.
For gait assessment, ask the patient to walk away from you, turn and walk back.
The assessment of gait: The gait assessment was carried out in a Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
McCarthy, "Gait assessment as a functional outcome measure in total knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study," BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol.
Aminian, "3D gait assessment in young and elderly subjects using foot-worn inertial sensors," Journal of Biomechanics, vol.
The Functional Gait Assessment (FGA), a 10-item gait test developed for patients with balance deficits and vestibular disorders (Wrisley, 2004), was used to clinically assess the gait capacity and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) to assess balance (Berg, 1992).
Several studies have developed gait assessment tools using wearable sensors, including accelerometers and gyroscopes (e.g., Najafi et al.