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The link between weight shift asymmetry and gait disturbances in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2017
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Title
The link between weight shift asymmetry and gait disturbances in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s144795
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Andrzej Szopa, Małgorzata Domagalska-Szopa, Anetta Lasek-Bal, Amadeusz Żak

Abstract

While the asymmetry of body posture and the asymmetrical nature of hemiparetic gait in poststroke (PS) patients are well documented, the role of weight shift asymmetry in gait disorders after stroke remains unclear. We examined the association of weight-bearing asymmetry (WBA) between paretic and nonparetic lower limbs during quiet standing with the degree of deviation of hemiplegic gait from normal gait evaluated by the Gillette Gait Index (GGI) incorporating 16 distinct clinically important kinematic and temporal parameters in chronic PS patients. Twenty-two ambulatory patients with chronic stroke aged between 50 and 75 years were included in this study. Fourteen patients had hemiparesis on the nondominant side and 8 on the dominant side. The mean time PS was 2 years and 6 months. The reference group consisted of 22 students from the University of the Third Age presenting no neurological disorders. The examination consisted of posturographic weight-bearing (WB) distribution and 3-dimensional gait analyses. A significant positive relationship between WBA and GGI was revealed. Moreover, we observed a significant negative association between WBA and paretic step length and walking speed. With regard to kinematic data, the range of motion of knee flexion and peak dorsiflexion in the swing phase of the paretic leg were significantly negatively associated with WBA. Although further research is needed to determine a causal link between postural control asymmetry and gait disturbance in hemiplegics, our findings support the inclusion of WB measurements between paretic and nonparetic body sides in early assessment after stroke.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 103 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 17%
Student > Bachelor 16 16%
Researcher 10 10%
Lecturer 6 6%
Other 5 5%
Other 25 24%
Unknown 24 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 23 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 19%
Neuroscience 15 15%
Sports and Recreations 5 5%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 27 26%

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#12,646,119
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#829
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#207,988
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#28
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