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Table 1 Participant inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Visualisation to enhance biomechanical tuning of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) in stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Inpatients who have suffered a recent (1-12 months) hemiplegia Are unable to give informed consent
Aged 16-80 years Are unable to walk, even when assisted
Male or Female Suffer from significant peripheral vascular disease ? not suitable for fitting of AFO
Have difficulty walking, but able to walk with/without assistance Have any other significant medical problems likely to preclude use of AFO or follow-up
Have difficulty flexing knee and extending hip during walking  
Meet the criteria for AFO referral as outlined in AFO screening tool (NHS BPS, Appendix 9)  
Able to give informed consent  
Able to attend for follow-up at 3 and 6 months