Abbreviations: ABC = Activities-Specific Balance Confidence scale, ANOVA = analysis of variance, BBS = Berg Balance Scale, CoM = center of mass, DGI = Dynamic Gait Index
, EMG = electromyography, FP = foot placement, GM = gluteus medius, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
Trata-se de uma pesquisa clinica, descritiva, de carater qualitativo e quantitativo para analisar os resultados obtidos a partir da aplicacao do Dynamic Gait Index
(DGI) e Time Up and Go Test (TUGT), versao brasileira, em 60 voluntarios de ambos os generos e faixa etaria entre 60 e 83 (media= 68,57, com desvio padrao [+ or -] 5,94) anos de idade do Nucleo de Assistencia a Saude da Familia de Itabaiana --SE.
The following data, when available, was collected from the initial physical therapy evaluation: age, gender, Dynamic Gait Index
(DGI), Tinetti, BERG, Timed Up and Go test (TUG), 2 Minute Walk Test (2MWT), and gait speed.
Temporal and spatial characteristics of gait during performance of the Dynamic Gait Index
in people with and people without balance or vestibular disorders.
Physical therapists are specialists in mobility problems who examine people to pinpoint the causes of walking difficulty, administer standardized outcome assessments such as walking speed, the Berg Balance Scale, and the Dynamic Gait Index
to track improvement, and design and deliver individualized interventions to improve balance and walking.
As part of the study, the researchers conducted a survey from April 2008 to March 2009 at an outpatient rehabilitation program, utilizing the activities-specific balance confidence scale and dynamic gait index
survey, both prior to therapy and at the conclusion of an eight-week course.
Dibble and Lange recommend cut-off scores that maximize sensitivity and minimize false negatives specific for this population for the Functional Reach Test, Berg Balance Scale, Dynamic Gait Index
, Timed Up and Go, and the Cognitive Timed Up and Go.