The comparison of normative reference data from different gait analysis services

Pinzone, O, Schwartz, MH, Thomason, P and Baker, RJ ORCID: 2014, 'The comparison of normative reference data from different gait analysis services' , Gait & Posture, 40 (2) , pp. 286-290.

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Comparison of normative data between gait analysis services offers the potential to harmonise data collection protocols. This paper presents a method for such a comparison based on an assumption that the root mean square difference from the inter-service mean is a reflection of systematic differences in protocols and that the average standard deviation includes a component attributable to within-centre measurement variability.

Substantial normative datasets from two highly respected clinical services were compared. The RMS difference for the difference from the inter-centre mean was less than 1.7° for all kinematic variables apart from hip rotation (2.9°) and foot progression (2.1°), less than 0.1Nm/kg for all joint moments and than 0.21W/kg for all joint powers. The two centres showed very similar normative standard deviations.

The data demonstrates a high degree of consistency between data from two highly regarded gait analysis services and establishes a baseline against which other services can assess their performance.

An electronic appendix includes data to facilitate this comparison.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Gait & Posture
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0966-6362
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Prof Richard Baker
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 17:47
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 15:47

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