Accuracy of Clinical Observations of Push-Off During Gait After Stroke Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • To determine the accuracy (criterion-related validity) of real-time clinical observations of push-off in gait after stroke.Criterion-related validity study of gait observations.Rehabilitation hospital in Australia.Eleven participants with stroke and 8 treating physical therapists.Not applicable.Pearson product-moment correlation between physical therapists' observations of push-off during gait and criterion measures of peak ankle power generation from a 3-dimensional motion analysis system.A high correlation was obtained between the observational ratings and the measurements of peak ankle power generation (Pearson r =.98). The standard error of estimation of ankle power generation was .32W/kg.Physical therapists can make accurate real-time clinical observations of push-off during gait following stroke.

authors

  • McGinley, Jennifer L
  • Morris, Meg E
  • Greenwood, Ken M
  • Goldie, Patricia A
  • Olney, Sandra J

publication date

  • June 2006