Search for dissertations about: "Gait speed"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 54 swedish dissertations containing the words Gait speed.

  1. 1. Gait speed, physical activity, cognitive function and dementia : associations in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies and validity of a physical activity questionnaire in very old people

    Author : Jerry Öhlin; Annika Toots; Birgitta Olofsson; Håkan Littbrand; Stefan Söderberg; Anna Cristina Åberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Gait speed; cognitive function; dementia; physical activity; aged 80 and over; physiotherapy; fysioterapi;

    Abstract : Dementia and cognitive impairment are leading causes of disability in older people (≥ 65 years) and gait speed decline seem to be an early indicator of these conditions, sometimes preceding clinical symptoms. Dementia may be delayed or prevented with management of risk factors, such as low physical activity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Gait speed and physical exercise in people with dementia

    Author : Annika Toots; Erik Rosendahl; Håkan Littbrand; Yngve Gustafson; Stephen Lord; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Exercise; dementia; residential facilities; postural balance; activities of daily living; cognitive function; mobility limitation; Alzheimer s disease; rehabilitation; frail elderly; gait speed; mortality; aged 80 and older;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis was to investigate the importance of physical function for survival in very old people, and furthermore, whether physical exercise could influence physical function, cognitive function, and dependence in activities of daily living (ADLs) in older people with dementia living in nursing homes.The world’s population is ageing. READ MORE

  3. 3. Gait re-education in transfemoral amputees The training programme, gait analysis, oxygen consumption and coping

    Author : Catharina Sjödahl Hammarlund; Fysioterapi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical medicine; kinesitherapy; revalidation; rehabilitation; a psychologically conscious therapeutic approach; coping; energy cost; oxygen consumption; motion analysis; gait speed; amputees; training; gait re-education; Rehabilitering medicinsk och social ;

    Abstract : A gait re-education programme, combining physiotherapy with a psychologically conscious therapeutic approach, was applied to nine unilateral transfemoral amputees, whose amputation was caused by trauma or tumour. The participants trained once a week for a mean 10 months. The median age was 33 years (range 16– 51). READ MORE

  4. 4. Knee flexion contracture and flexed knee gait in children with cerebral palsy

    Author : Evelina Pantzar-Castilla; Jacques Riad; Per Wretenberg; Piotr Michno; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cerebral palsy; knee flexion contracture; 2- and 3-dimensional gait analysis; video assessment; gait; flexed knee gait; functional measures; orthopedic surgery;

    Abstract : Cerebral palsy (CP) is considered the most common cause of physical disability in childhood. Most children will walk, but gait often deteriorates with growth and development. READ MORE

  5. 5. Enriched, task specific therapy in the chronic phase after stroke

    Author : Sara Vive; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; enriched environment; rehabilitation; intense training; qualitative research; gait analysis; gait speed; function; activity; participation; health;

    Abstract : Recovery and improvement of motor functions and abilities after stroke depend on the spontaneous recovery process but also on the reorganization of neural mechanisms. In animal studies, an Enriched Environment (EE) has proved to be an effective intervention for boosting brain plasticity and recovery after stroke. READ MORE