- •The oxygen cost of walking was reported as an independent factor for functional independence.
- •This association appears to be primarily determined by walking speed and not oxygen consumption.
- •These results emphasize the importance of evaluating and acting on self-selected walking speed to improve the functional independence of individuals with stroke.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:ADL (activities of daily living), BI (Barthel Index), BMI (body mass index), Cw (oxygen cost of walking), IQR (interquartile range), MAS (modified Ashworth Scale), mFAC (modified Functional Ambulation Classification), Sfree (self-selected walking speed), Vo2 (oxygen consumption), Vo2free (oxygen consumption at self-selected walking speed)
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