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Evaluating the contribution of a neural component of ankle joint resistive torque in patients with stroke using a manual device

Kobayashi, T, Leung, A, Akazawa, Y and Hutchins, S 2011, 'Evaluating the contribution of a neural component of ankle joint resistive torque in patients with stroke using a manual device' , Brain Injury, 25 (3) , pp. 307-314.

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Abstract

Primary objective: to investigate the methodology using a manual ankle joint resistive torque measurement device to evaluate the contribution of the neural component of ankle joint resistive torque in patients with stroke. Research design: Within-subject comparison to compare the ankle joint resistive torque between fast and slow stretching conditions. Methods and procedures: Ten patients with stroke participated in this study. The incremental ratio of ankle joint resistive torque at the ankle angular position of 5°° dorsiflexion under the fast stretching condition in comparison to the slow one was calculated in each patient. Main outcomes and results: A significant increase ( p < 0.01) in the ankle joint resistive torque was demonstrated under the fast stretching condition in comparison to the slow one in all patients and the mean ankle joint resistive torque was 4.6 (SD == 1.7) Nm under the slow stretching condition, while it was 8.4 (SD == 4.1) Nm under the fast stretching condition at the ankle angular position of 5°° dorsiflexion. The incremental ratio ranged from 9.4--139.3%% among the patients. Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrated the potential advantage of the device to evaluate the contribution of the neural component of ankle joint resistive torque.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ankle, manual, spasticity, stiffness, stroke, torque
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Brain Injury
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0269-9052
Depositing User: RH Shuttleworth
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 12:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15943

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