publication . Article . 2017

A cross-sectional observational study comparing foot and ankle characteristics in people with stroke and healthy controls

Kunkel, Dorit; Potter, Julia; Mamode, Louis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore and compare foot and ankle characteristics in people with stroke and healthy controls; and between stroke fallers and non-fallers.<br/><br/>Methods: Participants were recruited from community groups and completed standardized tests assessing sensation, foot posture, foot function, ankle dorsiflexion and first metatarsal phalangeal joint range of motion (1st MPJ ROM), hallux valgus presence and severity.<br/><br/>Results: Twenty-three stroke participants (mean age 75.09?±?7.57 years; 12 fallers) and 16 controls (mean age 73.44?±?8.35 years) took part. Within the stroke group, reduced 1st MPJ sensation (p?=?0.016) ...
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