gait speed

gait speed

The time it takes to walk a specified distance, usually 6 m or less. Slower speeds correlate with an increased risk of mortality in geriatric patients.
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[19] observed an increase in gait speed after both treadmill and cycloergometer training.
The key findings of the study include the improved balance, gait speed and mobility level in stroke patients.
The gait speed of the average self-selected velocity and the average fast-velocity assessed using 10-MWT for CMT patients were significantly slower than those in the control group (1.03 [+ or -] 0.18 m/s vs.
Cameron and Wagner identified walking endurance, gait speed, and gait quality as indicators of MS-related disability and progression of the disease.
The researchers took measurements of the mid-upper arm and calf circumferences, two numbers which are used to help determine muscle mass, and studied the patients' muscle function through their gait speed and grip strength.
Prognostic value of usual gait speed in well-functioning older people--Results from the health, aging and body composition study.
We found that better nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse frailty, enhance muscle strength and gait speed, reduce depressive symptoms and improve cognitive functioning.
The researchers used gait criteria, such as stride length, ambulatory time, gait speed, step count, cadence, stance time, and arm swing.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of rehabilitation on the effectiveness of control signals among people with PD, including gait speed and the average length and frequency of step, in so far as these variables were dependent on given control signals, as well as determine the effectiveness of the rehabilitation programme based on complex motor patterns.
While the positive benefits of VRET exercise on gait speed, cadence, step length, community walking time, and balance have been demonstrated [7-9, 11, 12, 14, 15], the associated changes of brain activity with this training have not been investigated yet.
Obesity has also been reported to be associated with altered spatiotemporal gait parameters such as lower gait speed, shorter strides, and increased step width, and a significantly higher metabolic cost of walking compared to people with normal body weight [10, 12, 14, 19, 28].