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On the EDGE of Task Force Recommendations: Computerized Balance Assessment

On the EDGE of Task Force Recommendations: Computerized Balance Assessment RESEARCH ROUND-UP On the EDGE of Task Force Recommendations: Computerized Balance Assessment 1 2 Earllaine Croarkin, PT, MPT ; Cris Zampieri, PT, PhD Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapist, Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; and Research Physical Therapist, Functional and Applied Biomechanics Laboratory, Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD The use of objective balance assessment tools is leukemia (ALL) did not demonstrate higher sway means, essential to characterize the cause of balance deficits and they were less able to maintain a reduced base of support identify fall risk in those with cancer or surviving cancer without visual input. Abnormal measures of medial-lateral treatment. The APTA Oncology EDGE Task Force has CoP excursions that occur over the course of treatment in highly recommended the use of a few noninstrumented, those receiving taxane were reported by Monfort et al. In performance-based, low-cost tools to assess balance. that study, changes in excursion were accompanied by de- Computerized assessments of balance have been less than creased step length (4% ± 7%, P = .004) and slower walk- highly recommended in EDGE Task Force reviews because ing speed (5% ± 9%, P = .003). These gait http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

On the EDGE of Task Force Recommendations: Computerized Balance Assessment

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000246
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RESEARCH ROUND-UP On the EDGE of Task Force Recommendations: Computerized Balance Assessment 1 2 Earllaine Croarkin, PT, MPT ; Cris Zampieri, PT, PhD Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapist, Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; and Research Physical Therapist, Functional and Applied Biomechanics Laboratory, Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD The use of objective balance assessment tools is leukemia (ALL) did not demonstrate higher sway means, essential to characterize the cause of balance deficits and they were less able to maintain a reduced base of support identify fall risk in those with cancer or surviving cancer without visual input. Abnormal measures of medial-lateral treatment. The APTA Oncology EDGE Task Force has CoP excursions that occur over the course of treatment in highly recommended the use of a few noninstrumented, those receiving taxane were reported by Monfort et al. In performance-based, low-cost tools to assess balance. that study, changes in excursion were accompanied by de- Computerized assessments of balance have been less than creased step length (4% ± 7%, P = .004) and slower walk- highly recommended in EDGE Task Force reviews because ing speed (5% ± 9%, P = .003). These gait

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2021

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