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dc.contributor.authorTan, IOen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, JKFen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, SSMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T07:16:53Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-29T07:16:53Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationDisability and rehabilitation, 2017, p. 1-7en_US
dc.identifier.issn0963-8288-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/74466-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: (1) To investigate the intrarater, interrater and test–retest reliabilities of the Groningen Meander Walking Test in people with strokeMergeCell (2) to compare the performance of the Groningen Meander Walking Test between people with stroke and healthy older adultsMergeCell (3) to quantify any correlations between the Groningen Meander Walking Test and other stroke-specific impairment measurementsMergeCell and (4) to determine the cut off time that best discriminates between 30 people with stroke and 30 age-matched healthy elderly. Method: Using a cross-sectional design, the Groningen Meander Walking Test was administered along with the Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment for the lower extremities, measurement of lower limb muscle strength, Berg’s Balance Scale, comfortable walking speed, Timed up and Go test and Community Integration Measure-Cantonese version. Results: The Groningen Meander Walking Test completion times showed excellent intrarater, interrater and test–retest reliabilities (ICC = 0.984–1.00). Our study also showed that stroke subjects took three times longer (28.8 s) than the healthy subjects (9.0 s) in completion times. Both Groningen Meander Walking Test completion times and overstep scores significantly correlated with comfortable walking speed and Timed up and Go test. The cut off time for people with stroke was 11.98 seconds (sensitivity = 0.967MergeCell specificity = 1.0) to discriminate against healthy elderly. Conclusion: The Groningen Meander Walking Test is a highly reliable and valid tool for quantifying the advanced walking abilities of people with stroke.Implications for RehabilitationThe Groningen Meander Walking Test completion times demonstrated excellent intrarater, interrater and test–retest reliabilities.The Groningen Meander Walking Test completion times correlates well with Berg Balance Scale scores, comfortable walking and Timed Up and Go test times.The Groningen Meander Walking Test overstep scores correlates significantly to its completion times, Fugl-Myer Assessment-Lower Extremity scores, comfortable walking speed and Timed Up and Go test times.A cut off time of 11.98s best for Groningen Meander Walking Test completion times discriminates people with stroke from healthy elderly with sensitivity of 97% and specificity of 100%.The Groningen Meander Walking Test is highly reliable and easy to administer in assessing advanced walking abilities in people with stroke.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofDisability and rehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectOutcome measuresen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectReliabilityen_US
dc.subjectStrokeen_US
dc.subjectWalkingen_US
dc.titleAssessing advanced walking ability in people with stroke using the Groningen Meander Walking Testen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage7-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09638288.2017.1358298-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85026877792-
dc.identifier.eissn1464-5165-
dc.description.validate201802 bcrc-
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