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Walking speed in elderly patients undergoing rehabilitation after hip replacement.
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PMID:  17611447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background. Our study was undertaken to assess the impact of a structured rehabilitation regimen on walking speed in frail elderly patients recovering from hip replacement surgery, as well as to determine whether regular use of a pedal exerciser combined with multi-sensory training can increase this parameter. Material and methods. The study lasted 12 weeks and involved 52 subjects, randomly divided into two groups. Group I included 36 persons (22 women, 14 maen, mean age 74 years), while Group II, the controls, consisted of 16 individuals (10 women, 6 men, mean age 72 years). Group I was given an intensive rehabilitation regimen that included multi-sensory training and a pedal exercise routine, while Group II had a variety of exercises and brisk walking. Walking speed was measured over a distance of 10 meters. Results. Upon conclusion of the program, statistically significant (p<0.05) improvement was noted in Group I (mean normal walking speed 0.94m/s vs. 1.17m/s, and mean fast walking sped 1.37m/s vs. 1.49m/s), whereas none of the results in the control group proved to be statistically significant. Conclusions. A weekly, 150-min.-long physical rehabilitation routine comprised of resistance exercises on a pedal exerciser combined with multi-sensory training is very useful in improving significantly both the normal and fast walking speed in the frail elderly after hip replacement surgery.
Marek Zak; Anna Skalska
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ortopedia, traumatologia, rehabilitacja     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1509-3492     ISO Abbreviation:  Ortop Traumatol Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101240146     Medline TA:  Ortop Traumatol Rehabil     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Katedra Rehabilitacji Klinicznej, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego, Kraków.
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