Postural control during sit-to stand and gait in stroke patients

Shih Wei Chou*, Alice M.K. Wong, Chau Peng Leong, Wei Shien Hong, Fuk Tan Tang, Tsong Hua Lin

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the relationship of sit-to-stand and gait performance in hemiplegic stroke patients. Design: A total of 40 chronic stroke patients with hemiplegia and 22 age-matched healthy subjects were included in this study. Data of a motion analysis system and three force platforms were collected in a rehabilitation unit of a medical center. Results: Laboratory sit-to-stand measurement and gait analysis were evaluated in both groups via three AMTI (Advanced Mechanical Technology Inc.) force platforms and a Vicon 370 system (six high-resolution cameras and one AMTI force plate), respectively. The sit-to-stand and gait parameters of hemiplegic patients were correlated significantly, especially in rising speed and the maximal vertical force of both legs during rising. Conclusions: Hemiplegic stroke patients, who could stand up within 4.5 sec or who had a maximal vertical force difference of less than 30% of body weight between both legs, had better gait performance than the others did.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 01 01 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gait analysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Sit-to-stand
  • Stroke

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