Discriminative ability of the three functional tests in independent ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury who walked with and without ambulatory assistive devices.

@article{Saensook2014DiscriminativeAO,
  title={Discriminative ability of the three functional tests in independent ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury who walked with and without ambulatory assistive devices.},
  author={Wilairat Saensook and Puttipong Poncumhak and Jiamjit Saengsuwan and Lugkana Mato and Worawan Kamruecha and Sugalya Amatachaya},
  journal={The journal of spinal cord medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          212-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Many persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) require an ambulatory assistive device (AAD). An effective monitoring method enables the use of an appropriate AAD and promotes levels of independence for patients. This study investigated the discriminative ability of the three-functional tools relating to walking ability, including the 10-meter walk test (10MWT), the five times sit-to-stand test (FTSST), and the timed up and go test (TUGT), in independent ambulatory persons with… CONTINUE READING

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