Speed and physiological cost index of hemiplegic patients pedalling a wheelchair with both legs.

@article{Makino2005SpeedAP,
  title={Speed and physiological cost index of hemiplegic patients pedalling a wheelchair with both legs.},
  author={Kenichiro Makino and Futoshi Wada and Kenji Hachisuka and Nami Yoshimoto and Saburo Ohmine},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={83-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hemiplegic patients can propel a leg-pedalling wheelchair and whether it is easier and faster for them to pedal the wheelchair using both legs alternately than to propel an ordinary wheelchair with their unaffected hand and leg. DESIGN Within-subject comparison. SUBJECTS Subjects comprised 10 hemiplegic in-patients (8 males, 2 females), aged 63.7 (SD 12.7) years with severe or moderate gait disturbance due to stroke. METHODS Subjects were asked to practice… CONTINUE READING

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