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Step Activity Monitor: Accuracy and test-retest reliability in persons with incomplete spinal cord injury

Mark G. Bowden, MS, PT; Andrea L. Behrman, PhD, PT

Figure. Step Activity Monitor (Cyma Corporation, Seattle, Washington) placement: device is placed proximal to malleolus on lateral border of right leg or medial border of left leg.

This study determined the accuracy and the test-retest reliability of the Step Activity Monitor for use as an outcome measure in the rehabilitation of walking after incomplete spinal cord injury. Accurate and reliable tools are important to adequately describe the individual's performance outside the clinical and research environments so clinicians and researchers can examine the effects of interventions on self-selected walking behavior in the home and community.


Volume 44 Number 3 2007
Pages 355 — 362


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