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ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINEMATIC CHANGES OF GAIT CYCLE AT DIFFERENT CADENCES IN DIABETIC NEUROPATHIC INDIVIDUALS

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Author(s):
Gomes, Aline A. [1] ; Onodera, Andrea N. [1] ; Otuzi, Mitie E. I. [1] ; Pripas, Denise [1] ; Mezzarane, Rinaldo Andre [2] ; Sacco, Isabel C. N. [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Phys Therapy Speech & Occupat Therapy, Sch Med, BR-05360160 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Victoria, Rehabil Neurosci Lab, Sch Exercise Sci Phys & Hlth Educ, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 - Canada
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: MUSCLE & NERVE; v. 44, n. 2, p. 258-268, AUG 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 31
Abstract

Introduction: Changes in gait cadence caused by challenging situations in daily life might induce higher demand for strength and propulsion in diabetic neuropathic (DN) subjects. Methods: Forty-six subjects (healthy and DN) walked at two cadences (self-selected and 25% higher). Kinematic and electromyographic data were obtained from lower limbs and compared across the gait cycle. Results: DN subjects showed a delayed peak in plantarflexor activity along the whole cycle (irrespective of cadence) compared with healthy subjects. However, during the imposed cadence, DN individuals showed reduced ankle range of motion along the entire cycle compared with the self-selected condition and healthy individuals walking at both cadences (P = 0.002). Conclusions: These findings suggest that when diabetic individuals face a new challenging situation that induces a higher demand for muscle strength and propulsion, the necessary range of motion and neuromuscular control around distal joints are insufficient. Muscle Nerve 44: 258-268, 2011 (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/01799-1 - Comparative evaluation of the locomotor patterns of activities of daily living in diabetic neuropathic subjects through surface EMG and kinematics
Grantee:Andrea Naomi Onodera
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master