Shuo-Hsiu J Chang

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OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between hip abductor rate of force development (RFD) and performance of reactive and voluntary balance tasks in older adults. DESIGN Descriptive study using correlation and regression analyses. SETTING University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS A volunteer sample of 30 community-dwelling men and women over the(More)
BACKGROUND Weight bearing through, or "loading" of, the paretic lower extremity and transfer of weight from one lower extremity to the other are important impairment-level goals of stroke rehabilitation. Improvements in these limb-loading and weight-transfer abilities have been shown to relate to improved performance of many functional activities.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Persons with lower extremity weakness following stroke often demonstrate difficulty with weight transfer and paretic lower extremity loading. These deficits, in turn, can lead to problems with lateral stability, or the ability to control movement of the center of mass in the frontal plane. The primary aim of this study was to examine(More)
BACKGROUND The Step Test (ST) is a measure of dynamic standing balance and paretic-lower-extremity motor control in patients with stroke. Little is known about the extent to which impairments assessed by the ST relate to activity and participation during stroke recovery. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine relationships between ST scores(More)
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