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Compliance With Australian Stroke Guideline Recommendations For Outdoor Mobility And Transport Training By Post-Inpatient Rehabilitation Services: An Observational Cohort Study, Annie Mccluskey, Louise Ada, Patrick Kelly, Sandy Middleton, Stephen Goodall, Jeremy Grimshaw, Pip Logan, Mark Longworth, Aspasia Karageorge Jan 2015

Compliance With Australian Stroke Guideline Recommendations For Outdoor Mobility And Transport Training By Post-Inpatient Rehabilitation Services: An Observational Cohort Study, Annie Mccluskey, Louise Ada, Patrick Kelly, Sandy Middleton, Stephen Goodall, Jeremy Grimshaw, Pip Logan, Mark Longworth, Aspasia Karageorge

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Background

Community participation is often restricted after stroke, due to reduced confidence and outdoor mobility. Australian clinical guidelines recommend that specific evidence-based interventions be delivered to target these restrictions, such as multiple escorted outdoor journeys. The aim of this study was to describe post-inpatient outdoor mobility and transport training delivered to stroke survivors in New South Wales, Australia and whether therapy differed according to type, sector or location of service provider.

Methods

Using an observational retrospective cohort study design, 24 rehabilitation service providers were audited. Provider types included outpatient (n = 8), day therapy (n = 9), home-based rehabilitation (n = 5) and ...


Instrumenting Gait Assessment Using The Kinect In People Living With Stroke : Reliability And Association With Balance Tests, Ross Clark, Stephanie Vernon, Benjamin Mentiplay, Kimberley Miller, Jennifer Mcginley, Yong Hao Pua, Kade Paterson, Kelly Bower Jan 2015

Instrumenting Gait Assessment Using The Kinect In People Living With Stroke : Reliability And Association With Balance Tests, Ross Clark, Stephanie Vernon, Benjamin Mentiplay, Kimberley Miller, Jennifer Mcginley, Yong Hao Pua, Kade Paterson, Kelly Bower

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Background: The Microsoft Kinect has been used previously to assess spatiotemporal aspects of gait; however the reliability of this system for the assessment of people following stroke has not been established. This study examined the reliability and additional information that the Kinect provides when instrumenting a gait assessment in people living with stroke. Methods: The spatiotemporal variables of step length, step length asymmetry, foot swing velocity, foot swing velocity asymmetry, peak and mean gait speed and the percentage difference between the peak and mean gait speed were assessed during gait trials in 30 outpatients more than three months post-stroke and ...


Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches (Pasta): Protocol For A Multi-Centre, Longitudinal Study, Evi Dons, Thomas Götschi, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Audrey De Nazelle, Esther Anaya, Ione Avila-Palencia, Christian Brand, Tom Cole-Hunter, Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen, Sonja Kahlmeier, Michelle Laeremans, Natalie Mueller, Juan Pablo Orjuela, Elisabeth Raser, David Rojas-Rueda, Arnout Standaert, Erik Stigell, Tina Uhlmann, Regine Gerike, Luc Int Panis Jan 2015

Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches (Pasta): Protocol For A Multi-Centre, Longitudinal Study, Evi Dons, Thomas Götschi, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Audrey De Nazelle, Esther Anaya, Ione Avila-Palencia, Christian Brand, Tom Cole-Hunter, Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen, Sonja Kahlmeier, Michelle Laeremans, Natalie Mueller, Juan Pablo Orjuela, Elisabeth Raser, David Rojas-Rueda, Arnout Standaert, Erik Stigell, Tina Uhlmann, Regine Gerike, Luc Int Panis

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Background: Physical inactivity is one of the leading risk factors for non-communicable diseases, yet many are not sufficiently active. The Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA) study aims to better understand active mobility (walking and cycling for transport solely or in combination with public transport) as an innovative approach to integrate physical activity into individuals’ everyday lives. The PASTA study will collect data of multiple cities in a longitudinal cohort design to study correlates of active mobility, its effect on overall physical activity, crash risk and exposure to traffic-related air pollution. Methods/Design: A set of online questionnaires incorporating ...