What Is Gait? - Definition, Types, Analysis & Abnormalities


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What are the two phases of the gait cycle?

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1. If patient has a stroke, which type of gait might you expect to see?

2. A patient with long-standing, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus might display _____ gait due to damage to the peripheral nerves in the legs.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your level of understanding about gait. You will be tested on areas of the lesson such as conditions that impact gait and the definition of abnormal gait.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the assessment tools to assess yourself on:

  • Healthcare professionals that observes gait
  • The definition of abnormal gait
  • Conditions that can affect gait
  • The definition of gait

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the conditions that can affect gait
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding healthcare professionals who typically observe patients' gait
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gait

Additional Learning

Study more information about gait by going over the lesson titled What is Gait? - Definition, Types, Analysis & Abnormalities. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify what gait is and how it is affected by illness and injury
  • Review the different types of gait a person can have
  • Learn about how gait is determined by healthcare professionals
  • Recall what can lead to abnormal gait