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Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2012 November 19.
Published in final edited form as:
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 August; 83(8): 1138–1144.

Table 3

Absolute weight-bearing in Newtons (mean ± 1 standard deviation)* and corresponding normalized values (percent means ± 1 standard deviation)* for the standing tasks for test session one (N=15)

TaskParetic limb AbsoluteParetic limb NormalizedNon-paretic limb AbsoluteNon-paretic limb NormalizedDifference
Rising from a chair||296.0 (95.5)83 (18)457.7 (85.6)130 (16)47
Quiet standing325.6 (79.7)85 (14)405.5 (78.2)115 (14)30
Weight-shift Laterally521.8 (122.3)72 (12)602.6 (125.9)84 (6)12
Weight-shift Forward445.7 (87.3)65 (11)520.5 (109.9)**72 (7)**7
Weight-shift Backwards483.1 (104.2)68 (12)579.9 (109.7)81 (6)13
*standard deviations represented in parentheses
Difference between paretic and non-paretic normalized values (i.e., asymmetry)
to normalize for differences in weight-bearing demands between single leg and bilateral limb, weight-bearing values for the single leg tasks were normalized by dividing by total body weight while values for the bilateral tasks (rising from a chair and quiet standing) were normalized by dividing by ½ of body weight
|| the sum of the paretic and non-paretic limb when rising from a chair is not necessarily the same as the quiet standing due to a small acceleration effect
significantly greater than weight-shift backwards and forwards for that limb, Tukey’s test, p < 0.05
**significantly less than weight-shift backwards and lateral for that limb, Tukey’s test, p < 0.05