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Reliability of gait performance tests in men and women with hemiparesis after stroke.

Flansbjer, Ulla-Britt LU ; Drake, Anna Maria LU ; Downham, David; Patten, Carolynn and Lexell, Jan LU (2005) In Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 37(2). p.75-82
Abstract
Objective: To assess the reliability of 6 gait performance tests

in individuals with chronic mild to moderate post-stroke

hemiparesis.

Design: An intra-rater (between occasions) test-retest

reliability study.

Subjects: Fifty men and women (mean age 586.4 years)

6–46 months post-stroke.

Methods: The Timed “Up & Go” test, the Comfortable and

the Fast Gait Speed tests, the Stair Climbing ascend and

descend tests and the 6-Minute Walk test were assessed 7

days apart. Reliability was evaluated with the intraclass

correlation coefficient (ICC2,1), the Bland & Altman

analysis, the standard error of measurement (SEM and

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Objective: To assess the reliability of 6 gait performance tests

in individuals with chronic mild to moderate post-stroke

hemiparesis.

Design: An intra-rater (between occasions) test-retest

reliability study.

Subjects: Fifty men and women (mean age 586.4 years)

6–46 months post-stroke.

Methods: The Timed “Up & Go” test, the Comfortable and

the Fast Gait Speed tests, the Stair Climbing ascend and

descend tests and the 6-Minute Walk test were assessed 7

days apart. Reliability was evaluated with the intraclass

correlation coefficient (ICC2,1), the Bland & Altman

analysis, the standard error of measurement (SEM and

SEM%) and the smallest real difference (SRD and SRD%).

Results: Test-retest agreements were high (ICC2,1 0.94–0.99)

with no discernible systematic differences between the tests.

The standard error of measurement (SEM%), representing

the smallest change that indicates a real (clinical) improvement

for a group of individuals, was small (9%). The

smallest real difference (SRD%), representing the smallest

change that indicates a real (clinical) improvement for a

single individual, was also small (13–23%).

Conclusion: These commonly used gait performance tests

are highly reliable and can be recommended to evaluate

improvements in various aspects of gait performance in

individuals with chronic mild to moderate hemiparesis after

stroke. (Less)
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in individuals with chronic mild to moderate post-stroke<br/><br>
hemiparesis.<br/><br>
Design: An intra-rater (between occasions) test-retest<br/><br>
reliability study.<br/><br>
Subjects: Fifty men and women (mean age 586.4 years)<br/><br>
6–46 months post-stroke.<br/><br>
Methods: The Timed “Up &amp; Go” test, the Comfortable and<br/><br>
the Fast Gait Speed tests, the Stair Climbing ascend and<br/><br>
descend tests and the 6-Minute Walk test were assessed 7<br/><br>
days apart. Reliability was evaluated with the intraclass<br/><br>
correlation coefficient (ICC2,1), the Bland &amp; Altman<br/><br>
analysis, the standard error of measurement (SEM and<br/><br>
SEM%) and the smallest real difference (SRD and SRD%).<br/><br>
Results: Test-retest agreements were high (ICC2,1 0.94–0.99)<br/><br>
with no discernible systematic differences between the tests.<br/><br>
The standard error of measurement (SEM%), representing<br/><br>
the smallest change that indicates a real (clinical) improvement<br/><br>
for a group of individuals, was small (9%). The<br/><br>
smallest real difference (SRD%), representing the smallest<br/><br>
change that indicates a real (clinical) improvement for a<br/><br>
single individual, was also small (13–23%).<br/><br>
Conclusion: These commonly used gait performance tests<br/><br>
are highly reliable and can be recommended to evaluate<br/><br>
improvements in various aspects of gait performance in<br/><br>
individuals with chronic mild to moderate hemiparesis after<br/><br>
stroke.},
  author       = {Flansbjer, Ulla-Britt and Drake, Anna Maria and Downham, David and Patten, Carolynn and Lexell, Jan},
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  number       = {2},
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  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine},
  title        = {Reliability of gait performance tests in men and women with hemiparesis after stroke.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16501970410017215},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2005},
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