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Citation

Helbostad JL, Moe-Nilssen R. Gait Posture 2003; 18(2): 27-36.

Affiliation

Section of Physiotherapy Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. jorunn.helbostad@isf.uib.no

Copyright

(Copyright © 2003, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

14654205

Abstract

The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of speed dependency on lateral gait parameters. In 36 healthy elderly (mean age=72.5 years, S.D.=3.2 years), walking at four different self-administered speeds, mediolateral trunk acceleration and step width (SW), but not step-width variability (SWV), were found to have quadratic relations to gait speed. Normalizing for speed by curvilinear interpolation, and controlling for subject characteristics, disclosed smaller SW (adjusted R2=0.41, P<0.001), but larger SWV (adjusted R2=0.26, P=0.01) with increasing age in multiple regression models. These relations were camouflaged at preferred speed.


Language: en

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