Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Nov;95(11):2167-71. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.07.408. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Effects of an anterior ankle-foot orthosis on walking mobility in stroke patients: get up and go and stair walking.

Author information

1
School of Occupational Therapy, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan; Occupational Therapy Room, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan.
2
Room of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation, Cishan Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
3
School of Occupational Therapy, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan; Occupational Therapy Room, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan. Electronic address: gordon@csmu.edu.tw.

Erratum in

  • Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jun;96(6):1182.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the effects of an anterior ankle-foot orthosis (AAFO) on walking mobility in stroke patients.

DESIGN:

Cross-sectional and repeated-measures study design.

SETTING:

A university's neurologic rehabilitation department.

PARTICIPANTS:

Ambulant stroke patients (N=21).

INTERVENTIONS:

Not applicable.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Walking mobility was measured by the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test and the Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS) test. The paired t test was used to determine the difference between the mobility performances measured with and without the AAFO.

RESULTS:

There were significant differences between mobility performances with and without an AAFO in the TUG test (P=.038) and the TUDS test (P=.000).

CONCLUSIONS:

This study supports the effect of an AAFO on walking mobility in stroke patients. The findings demonstrate that stroke patients wearing an AAFO may ambulate with greater speed and safety on level surfaces and stairs.

KEYWORDS:

Foot orthoses; Rehabilitation; Stroke; Walking

PMID:
25128000
DOI:
10.1016/j.apmr.2014.07.408
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center