Catherine M Said
Affiliation: Austin Health
- Control of lead and trail limbs during obstacle crossing following strokeCatherine M Said
Physiotherapy Department, Allied Health Treatment Centre, Level 3, Flanders Wing, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Austin Health, PO Box 5444, Heidelberg West, 3084 Victoria, Australia
Phys Ther 85:413-27. 2005..Obstacle crossing is compromised following stroke. The purpose of this study was to quantify modifications during obstacle clearance following stroke...
- Balance during obstacle crossing following strokeCatherine M Said
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg West, 3081, Victoria, Australia
Gait Posture 27:23-30. 2008..Following stroke the COM and COP were positioned more posteriorly during affected lead toe clearance, which might also assist stability...
- The FLASSH study: protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating falls prevention after stroke and two sub-studiesFrances A Batchelor
National Ageing Research Institute, PO Box 2127, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
BMC Neurol 9:14. 2009..This paper describes the study protocol for the FLASSH (FaLls prevention After Stroke Survivors return Home) project...
- Effectiveness of balance training exercise in people with mild to moderate severity Alzheimer's disease: protocol for a randomised trialKeith D Hill
Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086 Australia
BMC Geriatr 9:29. 2009..The primary objective of this study is to evaluate whether a home-based balance exercise programme improves balance performance in people with mild to moderate severity Alzheimer's disease...
- Obstacle crossing performance does not differ between the first and subsequent attempts in people with strokeCatherine M Said
Rehabilitation Sciences Research Centre, University of Melbourne, c o Royal Talbot Hospital, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Gait Posture 30:455-8. 2009..This suggests data from a single trial can be considered representative of performance in people with stroke...
- Balance and mobility dysfunction and falls risk in older people with mild to moderate Alzheimer diseasePlaiwan Suttanon
Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 91:12-23. 2012..This study aimed to identify the magnitude and type of balance and mobility impairments in people with Alzheimer disease by comparing their performance with that of older people without cognitive impairment...
- Falls after strokeFrances A Batchelor
National Ageing Research Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Int J Stroke 7:482-90. 2012..There is a need for further high quality research investigating the effectiveness of interventions to reduce falls and injury in people with stroke from onset through to the chronic stage...
- Feasibility, safety and preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of a home-based exercise programme for older people with Alzheimer's disease: a pilot randomized controlled trialPlaiwan Suttanon
1School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Clin Rehabil 27:427-38. 2013..Conclusions: The exercise programme was feasible and safe and may help improve balance and mobility performance and reduce falls risk in people with Alzheimer's disease...
- Factors influencing commencement and adherence to a home-based balance exercise program for reducing risk of falls: perceptions of people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregiversPlaiwan Suttanon
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Int Psychogeriatr 24:1172-82. 2012..However, to implement a balance exercise program successfully for people with AD it is important to consider factors that can affect commencement and adherence to the program. This qualitative study explored these factors...
- Effects of a multifactorial falls prevention program for people with stroke returning home after rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trialFrances A Batchelor
National Ageing Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1648-55. 2012..To determine whether a multifactorial falls prevention program reduces falls in people with stroke at risk of recurrent falls and whether this program leads to improvements in gait, balance, strength, and fall-related efficacy...
- People with stroke who fail an obstacle crossing task have a higher incidence of falls and utilize different gait patterns compared with people who pass the taskCatherine M Said
C M Said, BAppSci Physio, PhD, Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, 3010, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Phys Ther 93:334-44. 2013..It is not known whether people with stroke who fail an obstacle crossing task have more falls or whether the gait adjustments used to cross an obstacle differ from those used by people who pass the task...
- Psychometric properties of functional mobility tools in hereditary spastic paraplegia and other childhood neurological conditionsBrooke Adair
Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Dev Med Child Neurol 54:596-605. 2012..To evaluate studies on the psychometric properties of measurement tools used to quantify functional mobility in children with hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) and other childhood neurological conditions...
- Enhancing physical activity in older adults receiving hospital based rehabilitation: a phase II feasibility studyCatherine M Said
Physiotherapy Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg West, Vic, Australia
BMC Geriatr 12:26. 2012..Increased physical activity may improve mobility. The objective of this Phase II study was to evaluate the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of enhanced physical activity in older adults receiving rehabilitation...
- Retest reliability of balance and mobility measurements in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's diseasePlaiwan Suttanon
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Int Psychogeriatr 23:1152-9. 2011..The aim of the study was to determine the safety, feasibility and retest reliability of clinical and forceplate balance and mobility measurements in people with AD...
- Invited commentaryCatherine M Said
Physiotherapy Department, Allied Health Treatment Centre, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Austin Health, PO Box 5444, Heidelberg West, 3084 Victoria, Australia
Phys Ther 87:1491-3; author reply 1493-4. 2007