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Comparison of Gender, Age, and Body Mass Index Levels for Spatiotemporal Parameters of Bilateral Gait Pattern

Version 1 : Received: 8 September 2020 / Approved: 9 September 2020 / Online: 9 September 2020 (07:12:18 CEST)

How to cite: Abualait, T.S.; Ahsan, M. Comparison of Gender, Age, and Body Mass Index Levels for Spatiotemporal Parameters of Bilateral Gait Pattern. Preprints 2020, 2020090200 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0200.v1). Abualait, T.S.; Ahsan, M. Comparison of Gender, Age, and Body Mass Index Levels for Spatiotemporal Parameters of Bilateral Gait Pattern. Preprints 2020, 2020090200 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0200.v1).

Abstract

Studies on the gait's parameters have been identified on the patients population. Most researchers confirm that the patients walk differently than normal people and they may have a risk for falls. Consistent finding and description of gender, age, and body mass index differences in gait studies is rare in healthy subjects. A cross-sectional study with forty-five young adult (F = 20, M = 25) was conducted. Stadiometer and Physilog 4 inertial sensors were used for data collection. A gait analyser 5.2 software (GaitUp, S.A. Lausanne, Switzerland) was used to determine spatiotemporal parameters. No statistically significant differences were found in any bilateral foot gait parameters with respect to gender, age, and body mass index. Females are found with higher total double support and cadence than males. Cadence also increases with age. Obese people showed lower gait speed, cadence, and total double support. These findings may be beneficial to those who have abnormal gait pattern due to age, body mass index differences, decreased muscle strength, spasticity, and joint mobility. This important informations should be considered to rehabilitate patients with abnormal gait patterns to controlling dynamic balance and riks to falling.

Subject Areas

spatiotemporal parameters; gait; gender; age; Body Mass Index

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