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In recent years Ferrari et al. proposed a new classification of gait in diplegic children with spastic diplegia that describes four different patterns of gait by analyzing the strategies that each children adopts to need his/her needs to walk. The investigators believe that this classification provides the clinician with clinically meaningful information in terms of coping strategies adopted to maximize the ability to walk.
The aim of this study is to determine the criterion validity of the new classification of the pattern of gait in children with spastic diplegia by correlating pattern of diplegic gait with the score of the Functional performance measure.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective
classification of gait in diplegic children with CP
Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:30-0400
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