“Measuring capacity and performances of ambulation in clinical setting and community setting in patients with stroke”.


  • DIPALEE BAMBLE D.V.V.P.F's College of physiotherapy
  • Dr. Maheshwari Harishchandre DVVPF's,College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar
  • Dr. Suvarna Ganvir




Timed “Up and Go” scale, ICF Domains, Stroke patients, ambulation, clinical set up and community set up.


Background: Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability among adults. Its consequences can be described in the context of impairments, activity limitations, and participation restriction as well as personal and environmental factors according to the International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF formulated by the WHO). It is common assumption that patients with stroke differ in their performances in the clinical & community setting, the latter being more challenging. However, this difference in performance is not quantified & documented. Hence this study is taken up to investigate the difference in capacity & performance of walking ability in patients with stroke with the help of most commonly used scale of functioning mobility i.e. Timed up & Go Test & 5 domains of ICF coding. Method: 45 samples were selected for the study by the purposive sampling method, who were ambulatory and able to walk minimum 3 metres distance with or without assistance. The study design was an observational study. After approval of ethical committee consent form were collected from the patients. Timed Up and Go test was administered in two setups clinical and community, time required to cover the distance was observed and recorded. 5 domains of ICF were also administered on patients. Conclusion: We conclude that there is no significant difference between capacity and performance of ambulation in clinical setting and community setting in patients with stroke. But it was commonly observed that clinical setup time taken was slightly more compared to community setup.


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How to Cite

BAMBLE, D., Harishchandre, D. M. ., & Ganvir, D. S. (2021). “Measuring capacity and performances of ambulation in clinical setting and community setting in patients with stroke” . VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 3(1), 47–53. https://doi.org/10.46858.VIMSJPT.3109



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