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Vector diagrams in the evaluation of human gait.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4051709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From recordings of reaction forces on the feet in the vertical (z) and horizontal for-aft (x) direction during walking, x-z vector-diagrams (VDG) are constructed for the purpose of clinical use in the evaluation of gait. Such use presupposes the existence of reference values. The parameters of VDG, ie, the maximal coordinates of the vectors, are dependent on weight, speed of walking, age, step length, and physical condition. A requirement of studies on reference values is that these variables as well as height are accounted for. VDG were applied to evaluation of gait of hemiplegic subjects: slow speeds, alterations in the functions of the limbs and irregularities due to instability were noted.
R H Rozendal; Y F Heerkens; G J van Ingen Schenau; C D van Ravensberg; L H van der Woude
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-14     Completed Date:  1985-11-14     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:  682-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Hemiplegia / physiopathology
Reference Values

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