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Gait characteristics associated with the foot and ankle in inflammatory arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, June 2015
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Title
Gait characteristics associated with the foot and ankle in inflammatory arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0596-0
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Matthew Carroll, Priya Parmar, Nicola Dalbeth, Mark Boocock, Keith Rome

Abstract

Gait analysis is increasingly being used to characterise dysfunction of the lower limb and foot in people with inflammatory arthritis (IA). The aim of the systematic review was to evaluate the spatiotemporal, foot and ankle kinematic, kinetic, peak plantar pressure and muscle activity parameters between patients with inflammatory arthritis and healthy controls. An electronic literature search was performed on Medline, CINAHL, SportsDiscus and The Cochrane Library. Methodological quality was assessed using a modified Quality Index. Effect sizes with 95 % confidence intervals (CI) were calculated as the standardised mean difference (SMD). Meta-analysis was conducted if studies were homogenous. Thirty six studies with quality ranging from high to low met the inclusion criteria. The majority of studies reported gait parameters in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The gait pattern in RA was characterised by decreased walking speed (SMD 95 % CI -1.57, -2.25 to -0.89), decreased cadence (SMD -0.97, -1.49 to -0.45), decreased stride length (SMD -1.66, -1.84 to -1.49), decreased ankle power (SMD -1.36, -1.70 to -1.02), increased double limb support time (SMD 1.03, 0.84 to 1.22), and peak plantar pressures at the forefoot (SMD 1.11, 0.76 to 1.45). Walking velocity was reduced in psoriatic arthritis and gout with no differences in ankylosing spondylitis. No studies have been conducted in polymyalgia rheumatica, systemic sclerosis or systemic lupus erythematosus. The review identified the majority of studies reporting gait adaptations in RA, but limited evidence relating to other IA conditions. Poor data reporting, small sample sizes and heterogeneity across IA conditions limit the interpretation of the findings. Future studies may consider a standardised analytical approach to gait analysis that will provide clinicians and researchers with objective evidence of foot function in people with IA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Unknown 139 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 13%
Researcher 15 11%
Student > Master 14 10%
Other 7 5%
Other 24 17%
Unknown 39 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 19%
Engineering 8 6%
Sports and Recreations 4 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 52 37%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 July 2016.
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