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Citation

Park J, Yoo I. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 2014; 26(12): 1883-1884.

Affiliation

Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Medical Sciences, Jeonju University, Republic of Korea.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2014, Society of Physical Therapy Science)

DOI

10.1589/jpts.26.1883

PMID

25540488

Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation of gait parameters with fear of falling in stroke survivors. [Subjects] In total, 12 patients with stroke participated. [Methods] The subjects performed on a Biodex Gait Trainer 2 for 5 min to evaluate characteristic gait parameters. The kinematic gait parameters measured were gait speed, step cycle, step length, and time on each foot (step symmetry). All the subjects also completed a fall anxiety survey. [Results] Correlations between gait parameters and fear of falling scores were calculated. There was a moderate degree of correlation between fear of falling scores and the step cycle item of gait parameters. [Conclusions] According to our results, the step cycle gait parameter may be related to increased fall anxiety.


Language: en

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