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Predicting home and community walking activity poststroke

from Stroke

Walking ability poststroke is commonly assessed using gait speed categories developed by Perry. The purpose of this study was to reexamine factors that predict home and community ambulators determined from real-world walking activity data using activity monitors. The 6-minute walk test was better able to discriminate among home, limited community and full community ambulators than comfortable gait speed. Gait speed values commonly used to distinguish between home and community walkers may overestimate walking activity. more

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