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Walking on an uneven surface: the effect of common peroneal stimulation on gait parameters and relationship between perceived and measured benefits in a sample of people with a drop-foot

Walking on an uneven surface: the effect of common peroneal stimulation on gait parameters and relationship between perceived and measured benefits in a sample of people with a drop-foot
Walking on an uneven surface: the effect of common peroneal stimulation on gait parameters and relationship between perceived and measured benefits in a sample of people with a drop-foot
Objectives. To examine the effect of using a common peroneal stimulator on an even and an uneven surface, and to compare measures with perceived response to stimulation.
Method. Participants had a drop-foot caused by a stroke (N = 13) or multiple sclerosis (N = 7) and had used a common peroneal stimulator for > 3 months prior to the study. Walking speed and physiological cost index (PCI) were recorded under four conditions: with and without stimulation over an even and an uneven surface. Participants also completed a questionnaire.
Results. A statistically significant increase in walking speed and decrease in PCI was identified when the stimulator was used. There was a trend to greater improvement on the uneven compared to the even surface. A correlation between perceived benefit of stimulation and a measured decrease in PCI was detected.
Conclusion. Stimulation may be particularly beneficial for the more difficult task of walking on an uneven surface. Perceived benefit was related to a reduction in effort of walking, not in increased speed.
1094-7159
59-67
Burridge, Jane H.
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Elessi, Khamis
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Pickering, Ruth M.
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Taylor, Paul N.
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Burridge, Jane H.
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Elessi, Khamis
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Pickering, Ruth M.
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Taylor, Paul N.
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Burridge, Jane H., Elessi, Khamis, Pickering, Ruth M. and Taylor, Paul N. (2007) Walking on an uneven surface: the effect of common peroneal stimulation on gait parameters and relationship between perceived and measured benefits in a sample of people with a drop-foot. Neuromodulation, 10 (1), 59-67. (doi:10.1111/j.1525-1403.2007.00088.x).

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Abstract

Objectives. To examine the effect of using a common peroneal stimulator on an even and an uneven surface, and to compare measures with perceived response to stimulation.
Method. Participants had a drop-foot caused by a stroke (N = 13) or multiple sclerosis (N = 7) and had used a common peroneal stimulator for > 3 months prior to the study. Walking speed and physiological cost index (PCI) were recorded under four conditions: with and without stimulation over an even and an uneven surface. Participants also completed a questionnaire.
Results. A statistically significant increase in walking speed and decrease in PCI was identified when the stimulator was used. There was a trend to greater improvement on the uneven compared to the even surface. A correlation between perceived benefit of stimulation and a measured decrease in PCI was detected.
Conclusion. Stimulation may be particularly beneficial for the more difficult task of walking on an uneven surface. Perceived benefit was related to a reduction in effort of walking, not in increased speed.

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Published date: 1 January 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 47929
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47929
ISSN: 1094-7159
PURE UUID: 2b9952b4-5c9d-49c0-befc-a6ecee9077bc
ORCID for Jane H. Burridge: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3497-6725

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Date deposited: 10 Aug 2007
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:50

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