Malcolm E Burnett

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Trunk control is impaired after stroke but little is known about how changes in posture relate to other deficits. We examined spinal postural alignment in people with chronic stroke and explored the relationship between postural alignment and clinical measures. METHODS Twenty-one subjects with stroke and 22 age-matched healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES To test parameters needed for the design of a larger trial including the following: 1) identifying eligible participants, recruitment, and retention rates; 2) the feasibility and acceptability of delivering functional electrical stimulation (FES) to the gluteus maximus and quadriceps femoris for acute stroke patients in a hospital rehabilitation(More)
BACKGROUND Sideways reaching with the unaffected arm while seated is a component of everyday activities and can be a challenging task early after stroke. Kinematic analysis of a lateral reach task may provide potential rehabilitation strategies. OBJECTIVE The authors examined the difference between people with stroke and healthy controls in the movement(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Healthy individuals have a top-down coordination pattern when turning while walking; they first rotate the head, then the shoulders, the pelvis and, finally, the feet. The aim of this study was to compare spatial and temporal characteristics of head and trunk rotation in sitting between people early after stroke and healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Standardized outcome measures with high clinical utility are of paramount importance for clinical practice. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine interrater and intrarater reliability, construct validity, discriminant ability, and smallest detectable differences of the sit-to-stand test (STS), Timed "Up & Go" Test (TUG), and bed(More)
Background Foot structure is often classified into flat foot, neutral and high arch type based on the variability of the Medial Longitudinal Arch (MLA). To date, the literature provided contrasting evidence on the age when MLA development stabilises in children. The influence of footwear on MLA development is also unknown. Aim This study aims to (i) clarify(More)
PURPOSE To explore change in activity levels post-stroke. METHODS We measured activity levels using the activPAL™ in hospital and at 1, 2 and 3 years' post-stroke onset. RESULTS Of the 74 participants (mean age 76 (SD 11), 39 men), 61 were assessed in hospital: 94% of time was spent in sitting/lying, 4% standing and 2% walking. Activity levels improved(More)
Self-report underpins our understanding of falls among people with Parkinson's (PwP) as they largely happen unwitnessed at home. In this qualitative study, we used an ethnographic approach to investigate which in-home sensors, in which locations, could gather useful data about fall risk. Over six weeks, we observed five independently mobile PwP at high risk(More)
1 Educational tool and point-of-care tests to assist antibiotic prescribing decisions for diabetic foot ulcer infections (INDUCE study) Background Assessing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) for infection is difficult because clinical symptoms and signs may be masked by neuropathy and vasculopathy and there are no objective tests available at point of care to(More)