[Purpose] To provide data on the applicability of pedometers in the evaluation of the results of rehabilitative treatment on total daily walking activity after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). [Participants and Methods] One hundred fifty six hospitalized patients (age 63.9 ± 12.2 years) involved. On the day of hospitalization and at the end of the rehabilitation treatment the following were performed: clinical examination, X-ray examination and weight. On the same day the pedometer was applied and removed after 48 hours. Only on 30 participants, the same evaluation was carried out 5 days before the hospitalization to measure reliability and responsiveness. Compliance was measured by a face-to-face interview. Visual analogic scale (VAS), Barthel Index (BI) and Ambulation Index (AI) were used to better describe the analyzed sample. [Results] VAS, BI and AI improved by 29.8%, 19.4 and 60.6% respectively. The data obtained on testing-retesting showed a good reliability and a mean Total Error of 7.3% for steps and 15.8% for distance. A good response in the test-retest was detected. The deambulatory autonomy of patients passed from 2,070 ± 740 m to 3,100 ± 810 m. Average improvement in the number of daily steps is 25%. [Conclusion] The data showed a good applicability of pedometer. The results on responsiveness can be used to better interpret the results of rehabilitative treatment on total daily walking activity after THA and TKA.

Melchiorri, G., Viero, V., Triossi, T., Bianchi, D., & Tancredi, V. (2020). Use of the pedometer in the evaluation of the effects of rehabilitation treatment on deambulatory autonomy in patients with lower limb arthroplasty during hospital rehabilitation: long-term postoperative outcomes. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCIENCE, 32(3), 243-250 [10.1589/jpts.32.243].

Use of the pedometer in the evaluation of the effects of rehabilitation treatment on deambulatory autonomy in patients with lower limb arthroplasty during hospital rehabilitation: long-term postoperative outcomes

Melchiorri, Giovanni;Viero, Valerio;Triossi, Tamara;Bianchi, Daniele;Tancredi, Virginia
2020-03

Abstract

[Purpose] To provide data on the applicability of pedometers in the evaluation of the results of rehabilitative treatment on total daily walking activity after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). [Participants and Methods] One hundred fifty six hospitalized patients (age 63.9 ± 12.2 years) involved. On the day of hospitalization and at the end of the rehabilitation treatment the following were performed: clinical examination, X-ray examination and weight. On the same day the pedometer was applied and removed after 48 hours. Only on 30 participants, the same evaluation was carried out 5 days before the hospitalization to measure reliability and responsiveness. Compliance was measured by a face-to-face interview. Visual analogic scale (VAS), Barthel Index (BI) and Ambulation Index (AI) were used to better describe the analyzed sample. [Results] VAS, BI and AI improved by 29.8%, 19.4 and 60.6% respectively. The data obtained on testing-retesting showed a good reliability and a mean Total Error of 7.3% for steps and 15.8% for distance. A good response in the test-retest was detected. The deambulatory autonomy of patients passed from 2,070 ± 740 m to 3,100 ± 810 m. Average improvement in the number of daily steps is 25%. [Conclusion] The data showed a good applicability of pedometer. The results on responsiveness can be used to better interpret the results of rehabilitative treatment on total daily walking activity after THA and TKA.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore M-EDF/01
eng
Daily walking activity; Reliability; Responsiveness
Melchiorri, G., Viero, V., Triossi, T., Bianchi, D., & Tancredi, V. (2020). Use of the pedometer in the evaluation of the effects of rehabilitation treatment on deambulatory autonomy in patients with lower limb arthroplasty during hospital rehabilitation: long-term postoperative outcomes. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCIENCE, 32(3), 243-250 [10.1589/jpts.32.243].
Melchiorri, G; Viero, V; Triossi, T; Bianchi, D; Tancredi, V
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