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Balance confidence and activity of community-dwelling patients with transtibial amputation

Alena Mandel, MScOT, et al.

Twenty-two nonfaller patients with right or left below-knee amputation completed a balance confidence questionnaire and activity monitor for 7 days. Subjects were split into two activity groups: Low (less than 3,000 steps per day) or High (greater than 3,000 steps per day). The low activity group had much poorer balance confidence. It may be that people who are more fearful of falling chose to walk less often as a strategy to limit falling accidents. This information can help determine whether a person is truly at a low risk of falling or whether the clinician should focus on encouraging activity.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.03.0044

Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
   Pages 551 — 560


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Mandel A, Paul K, Paner R, Devlin M, Dilkas S, Pauley T. Balance confidence and activity of community-dwelling
patients with transtibial amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(5):551–60.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.03.0044
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