Comparison of gait characteristics between clinical and daily life settings in children with cerebral palsy.

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serval:BIB_ABDB506E8B17
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Comparison of gait characteristics between clinical and daily life settings in children with cerebral palsy.
Journal
Scientific reports
Author(s)
Carcreff L., Gerber C.N., Paraschiv-Ionescu A., De Coulon G., Newman C.J., Aminian K., Armand S.
ISSN
2045-2322 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2045-2322
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/02/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
1
Pages
2091
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Observational Study ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Gait assessments in standardized settings, as part of the clinical follow-up of children with cerebral palsy (CP), may not represent gait in daily life. This study aimed at comparing gait characteristics in laboratory and real life settings on the basis of multiple parameters in children with CP and with typical development (TD). Fifteen children with CP and 14 with TD wore 5 inertial sensors (chest, thighs and shanks) during in-laboratory gait assessments and during 3 days of daily life. Sixteen parameters belonging to 8 distinct domains were computed from the angular velocities and/or accelerations. Each parameter measured in the laboratory was compared to the same parameter measured in daily life for walking bouts defined by a travelled distance similar to the laboratory, using Wilcoxon paired tests and Spearman's correlations. Most gait characteristics differed between both environments in both groups. Numerous high correlations were found between laboratory and daily life gait parameters for the CP group, whereas fewer correlations were found in the TD group. These results demonstrated that children with CP perform better in clinical settings. Such quantitative evidence may enhance clinicians' understanding of the gap between capacity and performance in children with CP and improve their decision-making.
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living, Adolescent, Case-Control Studies, Cerebral Palsy/physiopathology, Child, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Gait/physiology, Gait Analysis, Humans, Male, Walking Speed, Young Adult
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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