Larissa Tavares Aguiar

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the reliability (test-retest and inter-rater) and criterion-related validity of the modified sphygmomanometer test (MST) for the assessment of upper limb muscle strength in subjects with chronic stroke, and to determine whether the results are affected by the number of trials. PATIENTS AND METHODS The strength of 11 upper limb(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the criterion-related validity, test-retest and inter-rater reliabilities of the modified sphygmomanometer test (MST) for assessment of the strength of the trunk and lower limb muscles in subjects with chronic stroke, and to verify whether the number of trials affected the results. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-nine subjects with(More)
Introduction: Clinical measurements of strength in stroke subjects are usually performed and portable dynamometers are one of the most employed instruments. Objective: To verify the standardization procedures of the methods used to assess the strength of the trunk and upper limb muscles with portable dynamometers in stroke subjects, as well as to assess the(More)
Correspondence to: Verônica Franco Parreira – Departamento de Fisioterapia – Laboratório de Avaliação e Pesquisa em Desempenho Cardiorrespiratório Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Avenida Antônio Carlos, 6627 – Pampulha – CEP 31270-901 – Belo Horizonte (MG), Brasil – E-mail: veronicaparreira@yahoo.com.br Presentation: Oct. 2013 – Accepted for(More)
BACKGROUND Grip strength, commonly evaluated with the handgrip dynamometer, is a good indicator of upper limb (UL) function in stroke subjects and may reflect the global strength deficits of the whole paretic UL. The Modified Sphygmomanometer Test (MST) also provides objective and adequate measures at low-cost. OBJECTIVE To assess whether grip strength(More)
Background Muscle strength is usually measured in individuals with stroke with Portable dynamometers (gold standard). However, no studies have investigated the reliability, the standard error of measurement (SEM) and the minimal detectable difference (MDD95%) of the dynamometry for the measurement of hand grip, pinch grip and trunk strength in subjects with(More)
BACKGROUND Limitations in activities have been related to weakness of the upper limbs (UL), lower limbs (LL) and trunk muscles after stroke. Therefore, the measurement of strength after stroke becomes essential. The Modified Sphygmomanometer Test (MST) is an alternative method for the measurement of strength, since it is cheap and provides objective values.(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke is a leading health problem worldwide and an important cause of disability. Stroke survivors show low levels of physical activity, and increases in physical activity levels may improve function and health status. Therefore, the aims are to identify which interventions that have been employed to increase physical activity levels with(More)
INTRODUCTION Self-report physical activity assessment tools are commonly used for the evaluation of physical activity levels in individuals with stroke. A great variety of these tools have been developed and widely used in recent years, which justify the need to examine their measurement properties and clinical utility. Therefore, the main objectives of(More)
Background The majority of people after stroke demonstrate mobility limitations, which may reduce their physical activity levels. Task-specific training has been shown to be an effective intervention to improve mobility in individuals with stroke, however, little is known about the impact of this intervention on levels of physical activity. Objectives The(More)
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