Effect of foot placements during sit to stand transition on timed up and go test in stroke subjects: A cross sectional study

Joshua, Abraham M and Karnad, Shreekanth D. and Nayak, Akshatha and *, Suresh BV and Mithra, Prasanna P and *, Unnikrishnan B (2017) Effect of foot placements during sit to stand transition on timed up and go test in stroke subjects: A cross sectional study. NeuroRehabilitation, 40 (3). pp. 355-362. ISSN 10538135

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Abstract

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Timed up and go (TUG) test is been used as a screening tool for the assessment of risk of falling in individuals following stroke. Though TUG test is a quick test, it has fair sensitivity compared to other tests. This study was carried out to obtain and compare test scores for different types of foot placements during sit to stand transition in stroke subjects. METHOD: A Cross-sectional study with purposive sampling included 28 post stroke subjects who were able to walk 6 meter with or without assistance. Timed Up and Go test was carried out with four different types of foot placements and scores were recorded. The data were compared using Kruskal-Wallis One way analysis of variance andWilcoxon signed ranks test. RESULT: There were comparable differences between asymmetric 1 test strategy which involved affected extremity to be placed behind the unaffected and other test strategies (Z = –4.457,–3.848,–4.458; p = 0.000). CONCLUSION: The initial foot placements during sit to stand transition influenced the time taken to complete the test which was significantly higher in asymmetric 1 strategy, Incorporation of the initial foot placement mainly asymmetric 1 strategy into conventional TUG test would help in identifying accurately the subject’s functional mobility and postural stability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TUG, foot placement, stroke
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Neurology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 06:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 06:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148881

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