ELIZABETH JANE PROTAS

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gait and step training to reduce falls in Parkinson's disease
    Elizabeth J Protas
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1144, USA
    NeuroRehabilitation 20:183-90. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of spatiotemporal and energy cost of the use of 3 different walkers and unassisted walking in older adults
    Elizabeth J Protas
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 77555 1028, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:768-73. 2007
  3. pmc Evaluation of a new device to prevent falls in persons with Parkinson's disease
    Mon S Bryant
    School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 4:357-63. 2009
  4. pmc Ambulatory activity of older adults hospitalized with acute medical illness
    Steve R Fisher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:91-5. 2011
  5. pmc Strength and speed training for elders with mobility disability
    Elizabeth J Protas
    School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 17:257-71. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a portable gas analyzer during a 5-min walk test
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha-Filho
    Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte, Rua Ernani Agricola 50 302, 30455 760 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:469-73. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Reliability of measures of gait performance and oxygen consumption with stroke survivors
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha-Filho
    Physical Therapy Department, UNIBH Minas Grerais, Brazil
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:19-25. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Differential responses to measures of gait performance among healthy and neurologically impaired individuals
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha-Filho
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1774-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Gait outcomes after acute stroke rehabilitation with supported treadmill ambulation training: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1258-65. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Supported treadmill training for gait and balance in a patient with progressive supranuclear palsy
    Monthaporn Suteerawattananon
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University Houston, 77030, USA
    Phys Ther 82:485-95. 2002

Research Grants

Collaborators

  • K J Ottenbacher
  • Glenn Ostir
  • James E Graham
  • Mon S Bryant
  • Ching Yi Wang
  • Inácio Teixeira da Cunha-Filho
  • Helene Henson
  • Steve R Fisher
  • Huma Qureshy
  • Monthaporn Suteerawattananon
  • Inácio Teixeira da Cunha
  • Inácio T Cunha Filho
  • Inácio Teixeira Cunha
  • Trilok Monga
  • Yong Fan Kuo
  • James S Goodwin
  • Sharmin Wankadia
  • Amanda L Williams
  • Sally A Holmes
  • Peter A C Lim
  • Maureen J Simmonds
  • Peter A Lim
  • Betty MacNeill
  • Stanley Jones

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Gait and step training to reduce falls in Parkinson's disease
    Elizabeth J Protas
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1144, USA
    NeuroRehabilitation 20:183-90. 2005
    ..Frequent falls and risk of injury are evident in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) as the disease progresses. There have been no reports of any interventions that reduce the incidence of falls in idiopathic PD...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of spatiotemporal and energy cost of the use of 3 different walkers and unassisted walking in older adults
    Elizabeth J Protas
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 77555 1028, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:768-73. 2007
    ..To compare temporal, spatial, and oxygen costs of gait while elderly subjects walked without an assistive device, with a new assistive device, and with 2 other commercially available assistive devices...
  3. pmc Evaluation of a new device to prevent falls in persons with Parkinson's disease
    Mon S Bryant
    School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 4:357-63. 2009
    ..To compare walking characteristics of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) using a new walking aid, the WalkAbout, with usual walking...
  4. pmc Ambulatory activity of older adults hospitalized with acute medical illness
    Steve R Fisher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:91-5. 2011
    ..To describe the amount and patterns of ambulatory activity in hospitalized older adults over consecutive hospital days...
  5. pmc Strength and speed training for elders with mobility disability
    Elizabeth J Protas
    School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 17:257-71. 2009
    ..Improvements were maintained during follow-up testing after 3-6 months. In summary, a 12-week intervention for frail, mobility-disabled participants led to improvements in walking, function, and strength...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a portable gas analyzer during a 5-min walk test
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha-Filho
    Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte, Rua Ernani Agricola 50 302, 30455 760 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:469-73. 2007
    ..To determine the reliability of a gas analyzer while assessing oxygen consumption (.VO2) during a 5-min walking test...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reliability of measures of gait performance and oxygen consumption with stroke survivors
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha-Filho
    Physical Therapy Department, UNIBH Minas Grerais, Brazil
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:19-25. 2003
    ..The ICC for gait energy expenditure, walk distance, gait speed, and gait energy cost were 0.64, 0.97, 0.95, and 0.97, respectively. Assessment of gait performance with concurrent measures of VO2 is a reliable procedure with SS...
  8. ncbi request reprint Differential responses to measures of gait performance among healthy and neurologically impaired individuals
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha-Filho
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1774-9. 2003
    ..To compare gait during a 5-minute walk among healthy individuals, persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), and stroke survivors and to investigate whether simultaneous measures of oxygen consumption enhance information about performance...
  9. ncbi request reprint Gait outcomes after acute stroke rehabilitation with supported treadmill ambulation training: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Inácio Teixeira da Cunha
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1258-65. 2002
    ..To investigate gait outcomes with supported treadmill ambulation training (STAT) associated with regular rehabilitation in acute stroke survivors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Supported treadmill training for gait and balance in a patient with progressive supranuclear palsy
    Monthaporn Suteerawattananon
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University Houston, 77030, USA
    Phys Ther 82:485-95. 2002
    ..This case report describes the use of a modified body weight support treadmill training program to reduce falls and improve the balance and gait of a patient with PSP...
  11. ncbi request reprint Back pain, physical function, and estimates of aerobic capacity: what are the relationships among methods and measures?
    Inácio T Cunha Filho
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:913-20. 2002
    ..To establish the correlations of measures of self-reported disability, self-efficacy, physical performance, level of pain, and estimates of aerobic capacity (PvO2 ) in subjects with low back pain...
  12. ncbi request reprint Performance-based gait tests for acute stroke patients
    Inácio Teixeira Cunha
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:848-56. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to contrast the utility of performance-based gait tests with qualitative measures in a sample of acute stroke patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Test-retest strength reliability: hand-held dynamometry in community-dwelling elderly fallers
    Ching Yi Wang
    School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:811-5. 2002
    ..To determine the reliability of a standardized protocol by using a hand-held dynamometer (HHD) to measure lower-extremity strength in community-dwelling elderly fallers...

Research Grants6

  1. A New Walking Aid to Prevent Falls
    Elizabeth Protas; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The WalkAbout will be compared to existing devices in terms of safety as well as the promotion of a proper gait while walking. Ease of use for both the user and the caregiver will be assessed. ..
  2. Gait and Step Training to Prevent Falls in Parkinson's Disease
    Elizabeth Protas; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Fall frequencies will be established for 5 months prior to and 5 months after the interventions. ..
  3. Gait and Step Training to Prevent Falls in Parkinson's Disease
    Elizabeth Protas; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Fall frequencies will be established for 5 months prior to and 5 months after the interventions. ..
  4. Gait and Step Training to Prevent Falls in Parkinson's Disease
    ELIZABETH JANE PROTAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Fall frequencies will be established for 5 months prior to and 5 months after the interventions. ..