1988 Volume 154 Issue 3 Pages 241-244
NAKAMURA, R., HANDA, T., WATANABE, S. and MOROHASHI, I. Walking Cycle after Stroke. Tohoku J. exp. Med., 1988, 154 (3), 241-244-Temporal-distance parameters of gait, maximum walking speed, walking rate and stride length, were successively examined in 10 hemiparetic stroke patients for 8 weeks after starting gait training. In patients with walking speed less than 20m/min i.e., walking rate less than 90 steps/min, the increase of walking speed was significantly related to that of walking rate and stride length. In patients with walking speed greater than 20m/min, the increase of walking speed correlated only to that of stride length, indicating that a limiting factor of walking speed in hemiparetic patients was the decreased stride length.