Assessing the accuracy of partial weight-bearing instruction

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1998 Aug;27(8):558-60.


A force-monitoring platform was used to ascertain accuracy in following instructions concerning partial weight bearing. Three groups of healthy volunteers were instructed to bear 60 pounds of weight on a foot in one of three ways: on a bathroom scale, against a therapist's hand, or on a force-monitoring platform. The accuracy of each group, tested against platform measures, revealed significantly greater accuracy in the group instructed on the force-monitoring platform.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Biofeedback, Psychology*
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Crutches
  • Early Ambulation / instrumentation
  • Early Ambulation / methods*
  • Early Ambulation / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Teaching / methods*
  • Treatment Refusal / psychology
  • Walkers
  • Weight-Bearing