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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of study population (N = 15)

From: Effects of handrail hold and light touch on energetics, step parameters, and neuromuscular activity during walking after stroke

Characteristics Values
Gender (male/female) 12/3
Age (yrs) 57.5 ± 10.16
Weight (kg) 82.0 ± 18.45
BMIa 25.5 ± 5.31
Etiology (infarct/hemorhage) 13/2
Lesion side (left/right) 5/10
Time since stroke (days) 69.5 ± 38.39
AFOb (yes/no) 5/10
Walking aid (none/cane/walker/quadcane) 3/7/4/1
Preferred walking speed on the treadmill (m · s−1) 0.52 ± .19
ABC-scorec 67.7 ± 19.69
FACd (3/4/5) 1/3/11
BBSe 50.0 ± 5.93
  1. a = body mass index; b = ankle foot orthosis; c = activities specific balance confidence score; d = functional ambulatory category; e = Berg balance score. Values are mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated