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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia 2016, 19 3

Autor: Paul Medina González

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=403846785011


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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia ISSN: 1809-9823 revistabgg@gmail.com Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Medina González, Paul Anthropometric, functional and foot trajectory determinants of stride length in self-reliant community-dwelling elderly persons in Talca, Chile Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, vol.
19, núm.
3, julio-septiembre, 2016, pp. 495-505 Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=403846785011 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative http:--dx.doi.org-10.1590-1809-98232016019.150049 Original Articles Anthropometric, functional and foot trajectory determinants of stride length in self-reliant community-dwelling elderly persons in Talca, Chile Paul Medina González1 Abstract Objective: To analyze anthropometric, muscle performance and foot trajectory determinants of stride length (SL) during walking at a comfortable pace among self-reliant communitydwelling elderly persons in Talca, Chile.
Method: A total of 63 self-reliant elderly persons participated in this observational and cross-sectional study.
They were characterized by the anthropometric measures of mass, height and body mass index.
Dorsiflexor muscle strength performance (DF-MS) and rate of force development were quantified.
Finally, the elderly persons were asked to walk comfortably around a 40 meter elliptical circuit, using determined SL and maximum foot clearance (MaxFC) and minimum foot clearance (MFC) trajectory parameters.
The SL determinants were evaluated by calculating the coefficient of determination (r2) considering a level of significance of p≤0.05.
Results: The anthropometric variables demonstrated significant corre...





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