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Clinical assessment of standing and gait in ataxic patients using a triaxial accelerometer

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Title
Clinical assessment of standing and gait in ataxic patients using a triaxial accelerometer
Published in
Cerebellum & Ataxias, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40673-015-0028-9
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Akira Matsushima, Kunihiro Yoshida, Hirokazu Genno, Asuka Murata, Setsuko Matsuzawa, Katsuya Nakamura, Akinori Nakamura, Shu-ichi Ikeda

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of a triaxial accelerometer for the clinical assessment of standing and gait impairment in ataxic patients quantitatively. Fifty-one patients with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) or multiple system atrophy with predominant cerebellar ataxia (MSA-C) and 56 healthy control subjects were enrolled. The subjects, with a triaxial accelerometer on their back, were indicated to stand for 30 s in four different conditions (eyes opened or closed, and feet apart or together) and then to walk 10 m for a total of 12 times on a flat floor at their usual walking speed. In standing analysis, the degree of body sway was assessed. In gait analysis, gait velocity, cadence, step length, step regularity (auto-correlation coefficient: AC), step repeatability (cross-correlation coefficient) and the degree of body sway (The ratio of root mean square in each direction to the root mean square vector magnitude: RMSR) were evaluated. The degree of body sway in each standing condition and all parameters in gait showed a significant difference between the patients and control subjects. The AC and RMSR values, as well as the Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia score, showed a strong correlation with disease duration. Various parameters obtained by a triaxial accelerometer can be sensitive and objective markers for the assessment and follow-up of standing and gait impairment in ataxic patients.

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Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 63 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 17%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Other 5 8%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 16 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 13 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 16%
Neuroscience 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 20 31%

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