Analysis of Activity Patterns and Performance in Polio Survivors
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2003-15 Sep 2004
ALBERT EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK PHILADELPHIA PA
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The goals of this project are 1 to study the temporal relationship between activity level and health status in polio survivors and to compare the results with those obtained from an age-matched control population and 2 to look at the effect of localized muscle weakness and the associated compensation response on performance of a walking task. Simulation modeling techniques will be used to identify factors critical to task performance, which will provided valuable information for optimizing rehabilitation interventions for polio survivors and other populations with lower extremity muscle weakness. To date, a total of 83 polio survivors and 109 controls have been enrolled and tested for Study 1. Analysis of the longitudinal data is in progress. Data collection for Study 2 has begun. The functional deficits database is being compiled and preliminary analysis using the mechanical-based compensation scheme is underway.
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