Don D Straube

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BACKGROUND Previous data suggest that the amount and aerobic intensity of stepping training may improve walking poststroke. Recent animal and human studies suggest that training in challenging and variable contexts can also improve locomotor function. Such practice may elicit substantial stepping errors, although alterations in locomotor strategies to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the psychometric properties of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) in people with either left or right acute hemisphere stroke for the purpose of improving the scale's sensitivity in detecting neurologic impairment. DESIGN Secondary analysis of data from the Clomethiazole for Acute Stroke Study-Ischemic using the(More)
BACKGROUND A comprehensive, reliable, and valid measurement system is needed to monitor changes in children with neurological conditions who experience lifelong functional limitations. OBJECTIVE This article describes the development and psychometric properties of the pediatric version of the Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QOL)(More)
PURPOSE The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is one of the most commonly applied clinical measures of balance for individuals with stroke. This study used item analysis methods to investigate various psychometric aspects of the BBS in participants with subacute and chronic stroke. METHODS Secondary analysis of data from 69 participants was included. The Rasch(More)
BACKGROUND During the physical rehabilitation of individuals poststroke, therapists are challenged to provide sufficient amounts of task-specific practice in order to maximize outcomes of multiple functional skills within limited visits. Basic and applied studies have suggested that training of one motor task may affect performance of biomechanically(More)
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