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The effect of a slider shoe on hemiplegic gait

Cross, J and Tyson, S 2003, 'The effect of a slider shoe on hemiplegic gait' , Clinical Rehabilitation, 17 , pp. 817-822.

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Objective: To assess the effect of a slider shoe on the gait speed and energy efficiency of hemiplegic gait. Design: A–B–A single-case design to compare walking with and without the slider shoe. Results were assessed graphically using the 2SD method. Setting: Stroke unit of an NHS general hospital in the UK. Subjects: Four acute stroke patients undergoing gait rehabilitation. Intervention: Walking practice with and without a slider shoe worn over the real shoe of the weak leg. Main outcome measures: Gait speed (10-m walk test) and energy efficiency (Physiological Cost Index). Results: All subjects showed an improvement in speed and efficiency when wearing the slider shoe compared with the baseline phase (A1). Three subjects showed a sustained improvement in efficiency and two showed a sustained improvement in speed in the second baseline phase (A2). Conclusion: A slider shoe may improve the speed and efficiency of hemiplegic gait for people in the early stages of gait rehabilitation. Further investigation is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Clinical Rehabilitation
Publisher: Arnold Publishers
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0269-2155
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 15:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:50

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