Saint Louis University • St. Louis, Missouri, USA • October 18 & 19, 2013

Editor's note: This is a listing of the poster abstract titles, authors, and author affiliations. The full abstracts are available on IJMSC's online edition at http://IJMSC.org.

(1) COMPARISON OF AN INTERMITTENT VS. CONTINUOUS WALKING PROGRAM IN PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS USING THE 6 MINUTE WALK TEST: A RANDOMIZED CROSSOVER PILOT STUDY

H Karpatkin, S DiCarrado, B Dungan, E Huallpa, J Potrzeba

Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY

(2) CONSTRUCT VALIDITY OF THE FUNCTIONAL GAIT ASSESSMENT IN PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Anette Forsberg,1,2 Ylva Nilsagård2,3

1Family Medicine Research Centre, Örebro County Council, Örebro, Sweden;

2School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden;

3Centre for Health Care Sciences, Örebro County Council, Örebro, Sweden

(3) IMMEDIATE IMPACT OF A HIP FLEXION ASSIST DEVICE ON SPATIOTEMPORAL PARAMETERS OF GAIT IN INDIVIDUALS WITH MS

Francois Bethoux

Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

(4) STRUCTURAL CONNECTIVITY OF PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEURAL PATHWAYS IN MS

Brett W. Fling, Fay B. Horak

Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

(5) USE OF INERTIAL SENSORS TO DETECT EFFECTS OF DALFAMPRIDINE ON BALANCE IN PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

GG Dutta, M Mancini, RI Spain, FB Horak, MH Cameron

Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

(6) EFFECT OF A SERVICE DOG ON AMBULATION IN MS INDIVIDUALS WITH GAIT DYSFUNCTION

Cecilie Fjeldstad, Gabriel Pardo

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, MS Center of Excellence, Oklahoma City, OK

(7) DETECTING CHANGES IN GAIT CHARACTERISTICS DURING A SIX-MINUTE WALK USING WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY IN MS SUBJECTS

Matthew Engelhard,1 Stephen D. Patek,1 Shanshan Chen,2 John Lach,2 Rebecca Yeamans,3 Myla D. Goldman3

1Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;

2Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;

3Department of Neurology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

(8) SYNERGISTIC EFFECT OF IMPAIRED VIBRATION AND LOWER LIMB KINETICS CONTRIBUTING TO GAIT AND BALANCE LIMITATIONS IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

EC Held Bradford,1 RT Naismith,2 JM Wagner3

1Department of Neurology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO;

2Department of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO;

3Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

(9) PHYSIOLOGICAL FALL RISK AND DUAL TASK COST OF WALKING

DA Wajda, RW Motl, JJ Sosnoff

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

(10) ACCELEROMETRY TO MEASURE POSTURAL SWAY IN PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AGREES WITH GOLD STANDARD MEASURES

Jessie M. Huisinga,1 Martina Mancini,2 Rebecca Spain,2,3 Fay B. Horak2

1University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS;

2Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR;

3Neurology Service and MS Center of Excellence-West, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR

(11) CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF THE PATIENT-SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL SCALE AND THE TIMED 25 FOOT WALK TEST IN PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Mark M. Mañago,1,2 Jeffrey R. Hebert2

1University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;

2Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

(12) COHERENCE ANALYSIS REVEALS ALTERED POSTURAL CONTROL DURING STANDING IN PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

FB Horak,1 JM Huisinga,2 M Mancini1

1Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR;

2University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

(13) BALANCE-EXERCISE PROGRAMME REDUCED FALLS IN PEOPLE WITH MS

Y Nilsagård,1,2 L von Koch,3 A Forsberg2,4

1Centre for Health Care Sciences, Örebro County Council, Örebro, Sweden;

2School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden;

3Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden;

4Family Medicine Research Centre, Örebro County Council, Örebro, Sweden

(14) EFFECT OF DALFAMPRIDINE ON GAIT AND BALANCE IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: THE STEADY STUDY

Gabriel Pardo,1 Cecilie Fjeldstad,1 Gustavo Suárez,2 Michael Klingler,2 Herbert R. Henney III,2 Adrian L. Rabinowicz2

1Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, MS Center of Excellence, Oklahoma City, OK;

2Acorda Therapeutics, Inc, Ardsley, NY

(15) PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS OF GAIT VARIABILITY IN PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

J Sung, Y Moon, DA Wajda, S Balantrapu, RW Motl, JJ Sosnoff

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

(16) CENTER OF PRESSURE TRAJECTORY OF FOOT FALLS IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Y Moon, DA Wajda, J Sung, RW Motl, JJ Sosnoff

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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