Reliability of spatiotemporal gait outcome measures in Huntington's disease.

  title={Reliability of spatiotemporal gait outcome measures in Huntington's disease.},
  author={A. K. Prasada Rao and Lori Quinn and Karen S. Marder},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={20 8},
Gait impairments are very important in Huntington's disease (HD), because loss of independence in gait is an important predictor of nursing home placement. Given this importance, it is imperative to test reliable and sensitive outcome measures that can be tested easily in various clinical environments. Here, we examined the test-retest reliability of gait outcome measures using the GAITRite instrumented carpet. We tested 12 subjects with HD and 12 age-matched controls in two separate sessions… CONTINUE READING
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