Objective: To review current practice in Europe concerning Clinical Gait Analysis


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* 1. What is the name of your gait lab?

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* 3. Where is your gait laboratory? (city)

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* 4. In what type of institution is your Gait Lab located?

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* 5. How many patients did you assess using instrumented 3-D gait analysis during the last 5 years?

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* 6. How many patients did you assess using only video analysis during the last 5 years?

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* 7. In your lab which age groups of patients do you assess?

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* 8. Which patient populations come into your lab for Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA)? Neurological problems:

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* 9. Which patient populations come into your lab for Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA)? Non-neurological problems:

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* 10. Which patient population do you see the most in your lab for CGA? Neurological problems:

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* 11. Which patient population do you see the most in your lab for CGA? Non-neurological problems:

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* 12. How often do you use CGA when:
Scale 0-10 for each item (0-never, 10-always)

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Deciding on treatment specifics as a baseline measurement
Determining treatment effect - short term
Determining treatment effect - long term
Follow up the natural history of the disease

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* 13. How much (in Euros) does a Clinical Gait Analysis in your institution cost?

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* 14. Do you use one of the best practice guidelines for CGA?

  No Partially Completely
CMAS
SIAMOC
SENIAM
CMLA
Other

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* 15. How many people in your lab are members of one of these societies? Please write a number.

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* 16. Does your lab have a licence to conduct CGA?

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* 17. How many people in each of the following disciplines work in the gait lab team? Please write a number.

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* 18. Who is the head of the gait lab?

  Physiotherapist Orthopaedic surgeon PRM doctor Sport Scientist Bioengineer Clinical technologist Neurologist Orthotist Prosthetist Podiatrist Pediatrician Researcher
Medical
Technical

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* 19. In which of the following tasks are the staff working in the CGA involved?

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* 20. How often do staff receive training in the following tasks?

  Never Only at the opening of the lab At least once a year At least once each 2 years At least once each 5 years Randomly Not used in my lab Other (please specify below)
Physical exam
Marker placement
Surface EMG placement
Fine-wire EMG placement
Data collection
Data reduction/analysis
Data interpretation
Clinical recommendations
Other (please specify below)

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* 21. How often do you test within and between consistency of the personnel for the following tasks?

  Never Only at the opening of the lab At least once a year At least once each 2 years At least once each 5 years Randomly Not used in my lab Other
Physical exam
Marker placement
Surface EMG placement
Fine-wire EMG placement
Data collection
Data reduction/analysis
Data interpretation
Clinical recommendations
Other

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* 22. What time (in minutes) allocation do you allow for the following tasks related to the CGA? Please write down a number in scale 0 - 180 mins.

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* 23. What are the physical dimensions of your gait lab? Size of room (in metres)

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* 24. Do your gait lab facilities include the following?

  Yes No
Access for disabled patients
Controlled access for security purposes during patient assessment
A minimum 7 metre walking space for gait data collection
Room temperature adjustable thermostat
A quiet and non-distracting environment
A designated area where the patient can both change and be examined in privacy
Patient toilet facilities, including toilet for the disabled
Adequate seating facilities available for patients and families
Staff hand washing facilities
Non-slip, level and obstacle free floor
Daily floor cleaning
Examination couch and covers which are cleaned between each patient

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* 25. Which equipment do you use for CGA and how much of each device do you use in your lab? Please type 0 if none.

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* 26. Which equipment used in your lab for CGA has a medical CE marking?

  Yes No I don't know Not used in my lab
Video camera
Stereophotogrammetric system
Force plates
Electromyography
Fine-Wire Electromyography
Plantar pressure plate
Plantar pressure insoles
Inertial sensors
Oxygen consumption system
Activity monitor
GPS
Treadmill
Instrumented Treadmill

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* 27. What is the measurement frequency in Hertz of acquisition of the equipment that you use in your lab for CGA? Please type 0 if not used in my lab.

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* 28. Which of the following devices of your lab are synchronized to each other?

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* 29. How often do you collect the following datasets during CGA?

  Never Sometimes Regularly Often Always
Video footage
Lower limb kinematics
Lower limb kinetics
Trunk and/or arm kinematics
Foot multi-segment kinematics
GRFs ( video vector)
Surface EMG
Fine-wire EMG
Plantar pressure
Physical exam
Questionnaires
Inertial sensors
Oxygen consumption

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* 30. Do you use additional measurements on top of the standard CGA for specific treatments and/or pathologies? If so, which ?

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* 31. What is the minimal number of gait cycles that you consider it necessary to collect to satisfactorily interpret CGA for (please type 0 if none):

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* 32. Do an external company (e.g. the manufacturer) perform a technical calibration of the systems used for CGA?

  Never Only at the opening of the lab On specific request without an established review schedule Once a year Once two years Not used in my lab
Video camera
Stereophotogrammetric system
Force plates
Surface electromyography
Fine-wire electromyography
Plantar pressure plate
Plantar pressure insoles
Inertial sensors 
Oxygen consumption system
Activity monitor