Abstract

Objective: To determine if there is a significant change in gait parameters when wearing the GivMohr sling in subjects with hemiplegia who have sustained a cerebrovascular accident. Research Design: An experimental design to detect change in spatiotemporal, qualitative and subjective gait parameters when wearing the GivMohr sling. Setting: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, NM. Participants: Adults aged 18 and older sustaining a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) which resulted in hemiparesis (n=30) were recruited from HealthSouth hospital. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: GAITRite system for assessment of gait parameters including step length, stride length, cadence, step count, ambulation time, and velocity. Wisconsin Gait Scale was used to assess qualitative aspects of gait, along with subjective perception of stability. Results: There was a statistically significant increase in gait velocity, step length of the uninvolved side, and stride length of the involved and uninvolved side. There was no statistically significant change in ambulation time, step count and cadence. The Wisconsin Gait Scale showed a statistically significant decrease, indicating improved gait quality. Fourteen subjects (58%) reported greater stability during ij.m):lulation with the GivMohr Sling. o : Concl'Ullions: The GivMohr sling is useful for improving certain spatiotemporal and clinical characteristics of gait parameters including gait velocity, step length of the uninvolved side, and stride

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Capstone

Keywords

Hemiplegia, gait, GivMohr Sling

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