Gait Parameters Analysis in Post-stroke Patients and in Elderly Fallers "GAITRITE"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

A large proportion of falls in older people occurs when walking. Most studies have recently demonstrated correlation between the variations in spatiotemporal gait parameters and fall risk in elderly and in several diseases. The investigators objective is to analyse this parameters in population with gait stability disorders (post-stroke patients and fallers) to identify the most valuable and to develop/test a conglomerate stability score.

Detailed Description

Temporal-spatial gait parameters will be recorded in subjects aged 65-80 years : 30 healthy people, 30 patients at least one year post-stroke, and 30 fallers while walking on an electronic walkway GAITRite® at self-selected speed.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Gait analysis Other
    Other Names: Gait analysis system : Gait Rite®
    Intervention Desc: walking on an electronic walkway GAITRite® at self-selected speed
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: post-stroke patients
    Description: Stroke patients who had only one cerebrovascular accident, at least one year before inclusion and Able to walk without using assisting devices or ambulatory aids
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: healthy subjects
    Description: Aged 65 to 80 years
    ARM 3: Kind: Experimental
    Label: fallers
    Description: Reported 2 or more falls within 6 months prior to the beginning of the study and Able to walk without using assisting devices or ambulatory aids

Trial Design

  • Observation: Case Control
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Probability Sample

Trial Population

subjects aged 65-80 years : 30 healthy people, 30 patients at least one year post-stroke, and 30 fallers

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary GAIT parameters at inclusion No
Secondary Functional Ambulation Performance Score at inclusion No
Secondary Rivermead Motricity Index at inclusion No
Secondary Berg Balance Scale at inclusion No

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