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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Gavin-
dc.contributor.otherMorris, Meg-
dc.identifier.citationPhysiotherapy Canada 2011 Winter;63(1):58-64en_US
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To investigate the extent to which different single-limb support (SLS) parameters predict mobility performance following traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Seventy-one people with mobility limitations following TBI were assessed for balance and mobility performance in a human movement laboratory. Participants performed a clinical test of static balance that involved balancing in SLS on each leg with eyes open and eyes closed. Mobility performance was measured by self-selected gait speed and performance on the High Level Mobility Scale (HiMAT). Dynamic stability during walking was measured by quantifying lateral centre of mass (COM) displacement, width of base of support, and proportion of double-support stance time. RESULTS: Total static balance scores were strongly correlated with HiMAT scores (r=0.57, p<0.001) and lateral COM displacement (r=-0.51, p<0.001). Despite these strong correlations, however, balance scores explained only 32% of the variance in advanced mobility skills (r(2)=0.32) and 26% of the variance in lateral COM displacement (r(2)=0.26). CONCLUSIONS: Since mobility performance varied widely for people with similar levels of balance, SLS time was not able to predict dynamic stability during gait, self-selected gait speed, or advanced mobility skills in people with TBI.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Toronto Pressen_US
dc.subjectPhysiotherapy Department, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectBrain Injuries, Traumaticen_US
dc.subjectInjury, Brain, Traumaticen_US
dc.subjectTrauma, Brainen_US
dc.subjectTraumatic Brain Injuryen_US
dc.subjectMobility Limitationen_US
dc.subjectPostural Balanceen_US
dc.subjectBalance, Posturalen_US
dc.subjectPatient Outcome Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectAssessment, Patient Outcomesen_US
dc.subjectOutcomes Assessments, Patienten_US
dc.subjectAssessment, Risken_US
dc.subjectRisk Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectCerebrovascular Accidenten_US
dc.subjectVascular Accident, Brainen_US
dc.subjectMuscle Strengthen_US
dc.subjectData Analysisen_US
dc.titleTests of static balance do not predict mobility performance following traumatic brain injury.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitlePhysiotherapy Canadaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesVictorian Neurotrauma Initiative-
dc.description.affiliatesMelbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia-
dc.type.studyortrialCohort Studyen_US
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