2013 Volume 2 Issue 4 Pages 149-153
[Purpose] This study examined factors affecting the wheelchair velocity in stroke patients. [Subjects] Subjects were 58 stroke patients. [Methods] Measurement items included the wheelchair velocity, Br stage, grip strength, abdominal, lower-limb, and toe muscles, lower limb loading force in a sitting position, sitting and standing balance,hemispatial neglect, and plantar perception. To extract factors affecting the wheelchair velocity, a stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed. [Results] The abdominal muscle and standing balance were selected as factors affecting the wheelchair velocity.