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How to improve walking, balance and social participation following stroke: a comparison of the long term effects of two walking aids--canes and an orthosis TheraTogs--on the recovery of gait following acute stroke. A study protocol for a multi-centre, single blind, randomised control trial

  • Clare Maguire1, 2Email author,
  • Judith M Sieben3,
  • Florian Erzer4,
  • Beat Goepfert5,
  • Matthias Frank6,
  • Georg Ferber7,
  • Melissa Jehn8,
  • Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss8 and
  • Robert A de Bie9
Contributed equally
BMC Neurology201212:18

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2377-12-18

Received: 14 July 2011

Accepted: 30 March 2012

Published: 30 March 2012

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Original Submission
14 Jul 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Jul 2011 Author responded Author comments - Clare Maguire
Resubmission - Version 3
20 Jul 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
9 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erwin Stolz
13 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Clare Maguire
Resubmission - Version 4
13 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 4
10 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erwin Stolz
5 Feb 2012 Author responded Author comments - Clare Maguire
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5 Feb 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 5
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30 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
30 Mar 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2377-12-18

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Bildungszentrum Gesundheit Basel-Stadt & Bern University of Applied Science
(2)
Caphri research school
(3)
Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Caphri research school, Maastricht University
(4)
Rehab Basel
(5)
Laboratory Of Biomechanics & Biocalorimetry, Biozentrum/Pharmazentrum, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50-70
(6)
Geriatric Competence Centre, Felix Platter Spital, Burgfelderstrasse 101
(7)
Statistik Georg Ferber GmbH
(8)
Department of Sports Medicine, Institute of Exercise and Health Science, University of Basel
(9)
Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University

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