Does gait speed indicate prosthetic walking potential following lower limb amputation?

Batten, H., Kuys, S., Mandrusiak, A., & McPhail, S. (2015) Does gait speed indicate prosthetic walking potential following lower limb amputation? In World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015, 1-4 May 2015, Singapore.

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Abstract

Background: Gait speed is an indicator of walking ability, morbidity and mortality; and is a reliable, valid and sensitive outcome measure commonly used in the rehabilitation setting. Gait speed is a quick and efficient assessment method; yet, to date, there has been little investigation of its potential use in populations with lower limb amputation.

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ID Code: 92779
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Abstract published in Physiotherapy, Volume 101, Supplement 1, May 2015, Pages e128–e129
DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.270
ISSN: 0031-9406
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2016 23:58
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 23:58

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