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Patients' perceptions of the benefits and problems of using the ActiGait implanted drop-foot stimulator

Patients' perceptions of the benefits and problems of using the ActiGait implanted drop-foot stimulator
Patients' perceptions of the benefits and problems of using the ActiGait implanted drop-foot stimulator
Objective: To evaluate patients’ perceptions of the benefits and problems associated with using the ActiGait implanted drop-foot stimulator.

Method: Thirteen participants who had suffered a stroke at least 6 months prior to recruitment, had a drop-foot that affected walking and had taken part in a trial in which an ActiGait drop-foot stimulator had been implanted, completed a postal questionnaire.

Results: Users agreed that the ActiGait had a positive effect on walking; they used it regularly and had little difficulty with putting it on and taking it off. Reliability was a greater problem at 90 days than at the final assessment. Ten of the 13 responders either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that the ActiGait improved their quality of life at 90 days and 9 out of 12 at the final assessment: 11 of the 12 respondents would recommend the ActiGait to others.

Discussion and conclusion: From the users’ perspective the
ActiGait improved walking, it was reported to be used regularly and it appeared to be easier to use than a surface system. Users were equivocal about the reliability of the system at 90 days, but at the final assessment reliability had improved.
benefits, patients, drop-foot, perception, problems
1650-1977
873-875
Burridge, Jane H.
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Haughland, Morten
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Larsen, Birgit
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Svaneborg, Niels
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Iversen, Helle K.
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Christensen, P. Brøgger
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Pickering, Ruth M.
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Sinkjaer, Thomas
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Burridge, Jane H.
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Haughland, Morten
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Larsen, Birgit
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Svaneborg, Niels
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Iversen, Helle K.
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Christensen, P. Brøgger
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Pickering, Ruth M.
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Burridge, Jane H., Haughland, Morten, Larsen, Birgit, Svaneborg, Niels, Iversen, Helle K., Christensen, P. Brøgger, Pickering, Ruth M. and Sinkjaer, Thomas (2008) Patients' perceptions of the benefits and problems of using the ActiGait implanted drop-foot stimulator. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 40 (10), 873-875. (doi:10.2340/16501977-0268).

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate patients’ perceptions of the benefits and problems associated with using the ActiGait implanted drop-foot stimulator.

Method: Thirteen participants who had suffered a stroke at least 6 months prior to recruitment, had a drop-foot that affected walking and had taken part in a trial in which an ActiGait drop-foot stimulator had been implanted, completed a postal questionnaire.

Results: Users agreed that the ActiGait had a positive effect on walking; they used it regularly and had little difficulty with putting it on and taking it off. Reliability was a greater problem at 90 days than at the final assessment. Ten of the 13 responders either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that the ActiGait improved their quality of life at 90 days and 9 out of 12 at the final assessment: 11 of the 12 respondents would recommend the ActiGait to others.

Discussion and conclusion: From the users’ perspective the
ActiGait improved walking, it was reported to be used regularly and it appeared to be easier to use than a surface system. Users were equivocal about the reliability of the system at 90 days, but at the final assessment reliability had improved.

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Published date: November 2008
Additional Information: Short communication
Keywords: benefits, patients, drop-foot, perception, problems

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Local EPrints ID: 69983
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69983
ISSN: 1650-1977
PURE UUID: 8f23664c-3ccc-4637-9bef-99ab80a14645
ORCID for Jane H. Burridge: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3497-6725

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Date deposited: 13 Jan 2010
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:13

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Author: Morten Haughland
Author: Birgit Larsen
Author: Niels Svaneborg
Author: Helle K. Iversen
Author: P. Brøgger Christensen
Author: Thomas Sinkjaer

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