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Treadmill gait retraining following fractured neck-of-femur.
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PMID:  1859259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The rehabilitation outcome of two methods of gait retraining, was studied in 40 elderly women who had fractured the neck-of-femur. Twenty control subjects received conventional gait retraining, and 20 experimental subjects participated in a treadmill gait retraining program. Rehabilitation outcome was determined by temporal-distance gait parameters and mobility level (house-bound, limited, or unlimited). Muscle strength and range of movement of the lower limb were measured. Previously reported predictors of poor outcome (age, prefracture mobility, admission from sites other than own home, availability of caring person, type of ambulatory aid, presence or absence of senile dementia, and number of concomitant medical diseases) were recorded. Subjects were assessed on admission to the gait retraining program and at discharge from hospital. A 3 x 2 chi-square analysis on discharge mobility level showed the mobility level of the treadmill group to be significantly (p less than .05) higher than the mobility level attained by the control group. Analysis of variance showed no significant differences between the two groups at either assessment time. However, a significant increase in within-group variance from admission to discharge (p less than .01) was noted, and this led to the analysis of a subgroup containing six pairs of subjects matched for number of predictors of poor outcome.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
P A Baker; O M Evans; C Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-29     Completed Date:  1991-08-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  649-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Caulfield Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Analysis of Variance
Femoral Neck Fractures / rehabilitation*
Hip Joint / physiology
Physical Therapy Modalities / methods*

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