A polynomial function of gait performance

Giaquinto, Salvatore and Galli, Manuela and Nolfe, Giuseppe (2007) A polynomial function of gait performance. Functional Neurology; New Trends in Interventional Neurosciences, 22 (1). pp. 43-46. ISSN 1971-3274

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A mathematical data processing method is presented that represents a further step in gait analysis. The proposed polynomial regression analysis is reliable in assessing differences in the same patient and even on the same day. The program also calculates the confidence interval of the whole curve. The procedure was applied to normal subjects in order to collect normative data. When a new subject is tested, the polynomial function obtained is graphically superimposed on control data. Should the new curve fall within the limits described by normative data, it is considered to be equivalent. The procedure can be applied to the same subject, either normal or pathological, for retesting kinematic characteristics. The gait cycle is analyzed as a whole, not point-by-point. Ten normal subjects and two patients, one with recent- and the other with late-onset hemiplegia, were tested. Multiple baseline evaluation is recommended before the start of a rehabilitation program

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gait, hemiplegia, rehabilitation
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 14:14
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 14:14
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/3712

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