Kinetic-based indexes for the functional evaluation of gait in diplegic children: a preliminary report

Matteo Zago, Carolina Corsi, Claudia Condoluci, Manuela Galli

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Abstract

We evaluated the feasibility of a set of indexes based on ground reaction forces to discriminate between the degree of severity of spastic diplegia, identified via Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). A stepwise discriminant ordinal regression analysis performed on a sample of 58 children returned a subset of variables related to the ratio between braking and propulsive vertical forces and anteroposterior timings. Rather, parameters concerning bilateral symmetry were poorly discriminating. The relative simplicity of the selected indexes allows for their easy implementation on existing gait analysis applications for screening purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1046
Number of pages4
JournalComputer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Volume22
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 3 2019

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • force platform
  • gait analysis
  • gross motor function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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