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Use of the Krusen Limb Load Monitor to quantify temporal and loading measurements of gait.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7089061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purposes of this investigation were to determine whether the temporal and force measurements from the Krusen Limb Load Monitor produced clinically reliable data and to begin identifying the factors that determine the monitor's reliability. Temporal and loading measurements were made from the output of the Krusen Limb Load Monitor and compared to values obtained from a calibrated force platform. Such comparisons were made for 30 steps taken by two subjects on three separate occasions and from the same two subjects plus a third subject for 100 consecutive steps. For most measures, mean values from the limb-load monitor were significantly different from those recorded from the force platform. From a clinical perceptive, however, the range of measures was narrow for the 95 percent confidence level of the observed differences for the temporal components of stance between the limb-load monitor and force platform, with the narrowest range of measures related to the appropriateness of "fit" of the limb-load monitor force plate within the shoe. The loading components of stance showed a relatively wide 95 percent confidence interval that appeared unrelated to fit. Thus, given a "good fitting" force plate insert, the therapist can make clinically meaningful measurements of the temporal components of the stance phase of gait using the limb-load monitor.
S L Wolf; S A Binder-Macleod
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1982 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-14     Completed Date:  1982-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  976-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Physical Therapy Modalities / instrumentation*

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