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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Kinematic Assessment Of Transfer Of Paraplegic Subjects From The Wheelchair
Author: Alonso K.C.
de Azevedo E.R.F.B.M.
Cacho E.W.
Varoto R.
Junior A.C.
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the transfer strategy of paraplegic subjects from their wheelchairs. Methods: Twelve thoracic spinal cord injured subjects participated in this study (T2 to T12). The subjects were able to independently transfer from a wheelchair to a one square meter (m2) platform, half a meter in height. Images of reflexive anatomic markers were captured by six ProReflex infrared cameras and processed using a QTRac Capture software. Kinematic parameters of the trunk, head, shoulders and elbows were evaluated. Results: The data analyzed compared the subjects' preferential side for performing transfers, according to the functions performed by each body segment. Angular displacement of the head on sagittal plan (y-z), and the shoulders on the transversal plan (x-y), showed statistical differences (p<0.05). Conclusion: The data obtained on this study showed that there are differences in transfer strategies of paraplegic subjects to their preferential side, in comparison with the non-preferential side. Level of Evidence II, Development of diagnostic criteria on consecutive patients (with universally applied reference "gold" standard).
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1413-78522011000600005
Date Issue: 2011
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