1988 Volume 154 Issue 2 Pages 111-113
NAKAMURA, R., WATANABE, S., HANDA, T. and MOROHASHI, I. The Relationship between Walking Speed and Muscle Strength for Knee Extension in Hemiparetic Stroke Patients: A Follow-Up Study. Tohoku J. exp. Med., 1988, 154 (2), 111-113 - Walking speed and isokinetic strength of knee extension were examined in 18 hemiparetic stroke patients prior to, and 4 and 8 weeks after gait training. Although increase of the walking speed did not coincide with that of the isokinetic strength of the affected and non-affected sides, regression analyses revealed that the strength of the affected side was the primary determinant of the walking speed and the variance explained by it gradually increased with a period of the training.