Relationship between paretic lower extremity loading during sit-to-stand and gait speed from 1 to 6 months post stroke Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Manorangsan, Sukwida
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between paretic lower extremity (LE) loading during sit-to-stand (STS) and gait speed in persons recovering from stroke. Subjects (n=17; mean age = 56.8 ± 14.2 years) were tested at monthly intervals from 1 to 6 months (M1 - M6) post stroke using force platform measures to assess lower extremity loading during STS and the 10-meter walk test to assess self-selected and fast gait speeds. Paretic LE loading during STS tended to increase over the first three months and then plateau, with significant differences between M1 and M3-M6 and between M2 and M5-M6 (Tukey's HSD.05 = 3.22; p<.05). Gait speeds also improved, with the largest gains between M1 and M2. Measures of magnitude of paretic LE loading were positively correlated with gait speeds, while measures of the time required to load the LEs were negatively correlated with gait speeds at every month.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Human Movement Science in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences."
  • Mercer, Vicki S.
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