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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Artificial Gait In Complete Spinal Cord Injured Subjects: How To Assess Clinical Performance.
Author: Pithon, Karla Rocha
Abreu, Daniela Cristina Carvalho de
Vasconcelos-Neto, Renata
Martins, Luiz Eduardo Barreto
Cliquet-Jr, Alberto
Abstract: Objective Adapt the 6 minutes walking test (6MWT) to artificial gait in complete spinal cord injured (SCI) patients aided by neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Method Nine male individuals with paraplegia (AIS A) participated in this study. Lesion levels varied between T4 and T12 and time post injured from 4 to 13 years. Patients performed 6MWT 1 and 6MWT 2. They used neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and were aided by a walker. The differences between two 6MWT were assessed by using a paired t test. Multiple r-squared was also calculated. Results The 6MWT 1 and 6MWT 2 were not statistically different for heart rate, distance, mean speed and blood pressure. Multiple r-squared (r2 = 0.96) explained 96% of the variation in the distance walked. Conclusion The use of 6MWT in artificial gait towards assessing exercise walking capacity is reproducible and easy to apply. It can be used to assess SCI artificial gait clinical performance.
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 73, n. 2, p. 111-4, 2015-Feb.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0004-282X20140205
Date Issue: 2015
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