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Table 1 Temporal-spatial parameters of walking during the stride cycle.

From: The use of body weight support on ground level: an alternative strategy for gait training of individuals with stroke

Outcome measures Conditions
  No Harness 0% BWS 30% BWS
  Nonparetic Paretic Nonparetic Paretic Nonparetic Paretic
Walking speed (m/s) 0.41 ± 0.24a 0.38 ± 0.23 0.30 ± 0.14a
Cadence (steps/min) 70.82 ± 20.63 70.73 ± 22.32 70.53 ± 21.02 71.48 ± 22.19 69.50 ± 14.53 72.13 ± 14.52
Stride Length (m) 0.63 ± 0.20 0.63 ± 0.20a 0.58 ± 0.19 0.58 ± 0.18b 0.48 ± 0.16 0.52 ± 0.16a, b
Stride Speed (m/s) 0.40 ± 0.22 0.40 ± 0.23a 0.36 ± 0.22 0.37 ± 0.22b 0.28 ± 0.12 0.32 ± 0.13a, b
Initial double stance (%) 26.59 ± 11.71 21.93 ± 12.52 27.11 ± 11.33 22.42 ± 11.53 27.68 ± 9.66 19.14 ± 7.92
Single limb support (%) 32.19 ± 9.341 18.49 ± 7.021 30.56 ± 9.192 18.09 ± 7.052 31.56 ± 8.303 18.42 ± 5.133
Terminal double stance (%) 21.82 ± 9.58 26.46 ± 12.07 23.54 ± 10.84 27.53 ± 11.73 22.23 ± 8.27 28.69 ± 9.16
Swing period (%) 19.40 ± 6.761 33.12 ± 10.181 18.79 ± 7.132 31.96 ± 9.812 18.54 ± 4.873 33.75 ± 8.743
  1. Mean (± SD) values of mean walking speed, cadence, stride length, stride speed, duration of initial double stance, single limb support, terminal double stance, and swing period, during stride cycle in the three conditions (no harness, 0% of BWS, and 30% of BWS) on nonparetic and paretic body sides of individuals with chronic stroke (n = 13). Note: same letter indicates difference between conditions; same number indicates difference between body sides.