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      Effects of Nordic walking training on quality of life, balance and functional mobility in elderly: A randomized clinical trial

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          Purpose

          There is physiological and biomechanical evidence suggesting a possible advantage of using poles in walking training programs. The purpose of this proof-of-concept study was to test the hypothesis that untrained elderly training Nordic walking for eight weeks will show higher improvements on the functional mobility, quality of life and postural balance than that training without poles; more likely to occur in self-selected walking speed (primary outcome), and the locomotor rehabilitation index than the quality of life, the static balance and the dynamic stability. It was a two-arm randomized sample- and load-controlled study.

          Methods

          Thirty-three untrained older people were randomly assigned into Nordic walking (n = 16, age: 64.6±4.1 years old) and free walking (n = 17, age: 68.6±3.9 years old) training groups.

          Results

          Improvements in the self-selected walking speed (primary outcome, p = 0.011, ES = 0.42 95%CI -0.31 to 1.16), locomotor rehabilitation index ( p = 0.013, ES = 0.36; (95%CI -0.39 to 1.10), quality of life ( p<0.05), static balance ( p<0.05) and dynamic variability ( p<0.05) were found in both groups.

          Conclusions

          The hypothesis was not supported, our findings indicated that after 8 weeks, the Nordic walking training did not result in greater improvements than free walking training for the primary outcome (self-selected walking speed) and most of the secondary outcomes (including locomotor rehabilitation index, static balance, dynamic stability, and psychological and social participation domains of quality of life).

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          ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03096964.

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          Gait variability: methods, modeling and meaning

          The study of gait variability, the stride-to-stride fluctuations in walking, offers a complementary way of quantifying locomotion and its changes with aging and disease as well as a means of monitoring the effects of therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation. Previous work has suggested that measures of gait variability may be more closely related to falls, a serious consequence of many gait disorders, than are measures based on the mean values of other walking parameters. The Current JNER series presents nine reports on the results of recent investigations into gait variability. One novel method for collecting unconstrained, ambulatory data is reviewed, and a primer on analysis methods is presented along with a heuristic approach to summarizing variability measures. In addition, the first studies of gait variability in animal models of neurodegenerative disease are described, as is a mathematical model of human walking that characterizes certain complex (multifractal) features of the motor control's pattern generator. Another investigation demonstrates that, whereas both healthy older controls and patients with a higher-level gait disorder walk more slowly in reduced lighting, only the latter's stride variability increases. Studies of the effects of dual tasks suggest that the regulation of the stride-to-stride fluctuations in stride width and stride time may be influenced by attention loading and may require cognitive input. Finally, a report of gait variability in over 500 subjects, probably the largest study of this kind, suggests how step width variability may relate to fall risk. Together, these studies provide new insights into the factors that regulate the stride-to-stride fluctuations in walking and pave the way for expanded research into the control of gait and the practical application of measures of gait variability in the clinical setting.
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                Journal
                PLoS One
                PLoS ONE
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                plosone
                PLoS ONE
                Public Library of Science (San Francisco, CA USA )
                1932-6203
                30 January 2019
                2019
                : 14
                : 1
                : e0211472
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Exercise Research Laboratory, Escola de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
                [2 ] Catholic University of Misiones–UCAMI–Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
                [3 ] Centro de Educação Física e Desportos, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
                Hvidovre Hospital, DENMARK
                Author notes

                Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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                http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0182-4936
                http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1742-5016
                Article
                PONE-D-18-21847
                10.1371/journal.pone.0211472
                6353202
                30699211
                bc53f316-203e-47c7-a1ea-0a92c62b6d36
                © 2019 Gomeñuka et al

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                History
                : 19 August 2018
                : 10 January 2019
                Page count
                Figures: 5, Tables: 4, Pages: 21
                Funding
                This study was supported by CAPES/ Brazil, CNPq-Brazil (483510/2013 and 203182/ 2014-6), and Lapex/Ufrgs (028/2015). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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