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A prospective evaluation of balance, gait, and strength to predict falling in women with multiple sclerosis

, : A prospective evaluation of balance, gait, and strength to predict falling in women with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 92(11): 1840-1846

Identify measures of balance, gait, and strength that predict falls in women with multiple sclerosis (MS). This prospective study followed participants for 1 year. University research laboratories. Participants: A convenience sample of women with MS (N=99). Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: Balance was assessed with the limits of stability (LOS) test and the Sensory Organization Test. Peak force, torque, and power of knee flexors and extensors as well as hip abductors and adductors were also measured. Temporal-spatial parameters of gait were.


PMID: 21840497

DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.06.004

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