Leg strength

Predictors of gait velocity among community-dwelling stroke survivors

Introduction: Gait velocity is an objective, fundamental indicator of post-stroke walking ability. Most stroke survivors have diminished aerobic endurance or paretic leg strength affecting their walking ability. Other reported underlying factors affecting gait velocity include functional disability, balance, cognitive impairment, or the distance they are required to walk.

Objective: To examine the relationship between gait velocity and measures of physical and cognitive functioning in chronic stroke.

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