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dc.rights.licenseThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Linden, Marietta
dc.contributor.authorAndreopoulou, Georgia
dc.contributor.authorScopes, Judy
dc.contributor.authorHooper, Julie
dc.contributor.authorMercer, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-27T15:26:26Z
dc.date.available2018-07-27T15:26:26Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-02
dc.identifierER5416
dc.identifier.citationvan der Linden, M., Andreopoulou, G., Scopes, J., Hooper, J. & Mercer, T. (2018) Ankle Kinematics and Temporal Gait Characteristics over the Duration of a 6-Minute Walk Test in People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Experience Foot Drop. Rehabilitation Research & Practice, 2018 [Article ID: 1260852].
dc.identifier.issn2090-2875
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1260852
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/5416
dc.descriptionArticle ID: 1260852. This study was financially supported by a grant from the Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation.
dc.description.abstractFoot drop is a common gait impairment in people with MS (pwMS) but in some foot drop may only occur after a period of prolonged walking and may be a sign of motor fatigability. The purpose of the study was to explore whether, for pwMS, an adapted six-minute walk test (6minWT) would result in an increase in foot drop as measured using electrogoniometry. Sagittal ankle kinematics were recorded for fifteen participants (10 females and 5 males, aged 37-64) with MS (EDSS 4-6) throughout the 6minWT. Ankle kinematics and temporal stride parameters were compared between the first and last 10 gait cycles of the 6minWT. Peak dorsiflexion in swing was significantly reduced at the end of the 6minWT compared to the start, with six of the fifteen participants having a decrease of two degrees or more. Statistically significant changes in temporal stride parameters suggested a decrease in walking speed. Our results suggest that with the protocol used in this study it is feasible to identify patients who experience increased foot drop as a result of a prolonged exercise task.
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.relation.ispartofRehabilitation Research & Practice
dc.rights© 2018 Marietta L. van der Linden et al.
dc.titleAnkle Kinematics and Temporal Gait Characteristics over the Duration of a 6-Minute Walk Test in People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Experience Foot Drop
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dc.description.volume2018
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1155/2018/1260852
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refterms.dateAccepted2018-06-03
refterms.dateFCA2018-07-05
refterms.dateFCD2018-07-05
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