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Title: Distribution of lower limb spasticity does not influence mobility outcome following traumatic brain injury: an observational study.
Epworth Authors: Williams, Gavin
Banky, Megan
Olver, John
Keywords: Physiotherapy Department-Rehabilitation, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injuries
Mobility Limitation
Muscle Spasticity
Lower Limb
Mobility Outcome
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: Ovid
Citation: J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract: To examine the association between lower limb spasticity and mobility limitations following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and determine the influence of spasticity distribution on mobility outcomes following TBI. A large metropolitan rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three ambulant people with TBI who were attending physiotherapy for mobility limitations. DESIGN:Cross-sectional cohort study. MAIN MEASURES: The High-Level Mobility Assessment Tool, gait velocity, and the Tardieu scale.
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ISSN: 0885-9701
Journal Title: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Physiotherapy Department, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Cohort Study
Appears in Collections:Neurosciences

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