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Walking speed in elderly patients undergoing rehabilitation after hip replacement
Marek Żak, Anna Skalska
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2005; 7(5):543-548
ICID: 443518
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 6.66
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Background. Our study was undertaken to assess the impact of a structured rehabilitation regimen on walking speed in frail elderly patients recovering from hip replacement surgery, as well as to determine whether regular use of a pedal exerciser combined with multi-sensory training can increase this parameter.
Material and methods. The study lasted 12 weeks and involved 52 subjects, randomly divided into two groups. Group I included 36 persons (22 women, 14 maen, mean age 74 years), while Group II, the controls, consisted of 16 individuals (10 women, 6 men, mean age 72 years). Group I was given an intensive rehabilitation regimen that included multi-sensory training and a pedal exercise routine, while Group II had a variety of exercises and brisk walking. Walking speed was measured over a distance of 10 meters.
Results. Upon conclusion of the program, statistically significant (p

ICID 443518
PMID 17611447 - click here to show this article in PubMed
 
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