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dc.contributor.authorvan der Linden, Marietta L; orcid: 0000-0003-2256-6673
dc.contributor.authorAndreopoulou, Georgia
dc.contributor.authorScopes, Judy
dc.contributor.authorHooper, Julie E
dc.contributor.authorMercer, Thomas H
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-05T09:16:58Z
dc.date.available2018-10-05T09:16:58Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-02
dc.identifierpmcid: PMC6051004
dc.identifierpmid: 30057817
dc.identifierdoi: 10.1155/2018/1260852
dc.identifier.citationRehabilitation research and practice, volume 2018, page 1260852
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/8948
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dc.descriptionPublication status: Published
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.languageeng
dc.sourceessn: 2090-2875
dc.sourceissn: 2090-2867
dc.sourcenlmid: 101566862
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.
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2018-10-05T09:16:57Z


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