Clinical evaluation of the bed cycling test
Katharina Feil, Nicolina Boettcher, Franziska Lezius, Maximilian Habs, Tobias Hoegen, Katrin Huettemann, Carolin Muth, Ozan Eren, Florian Schoeberl, Andreas Zwergal, Otmar Bayer and Michael Strupp
Article first published online: 8 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/brb3.445
In recent years, the sensitivity and specificity of different clinical tests were systematically investigated. However, there is a variety of clinical tests to diagnose a cerebral lesion. In clinical practice, it is important to make a fast clinical decision whether the patients suffer from paresis. Analogously to some validated tests of the upper limb function (which is well examined, for example, forearm rolling test, thumb rolling test), we now developed and evaluated a new clinical bedside test to detect unilateral lower limb dysfunction: the so named “bed cycling test” and compared it to the leg holding test, which was clinically evaluated in our study as well. This easy to perform bedside test is a good clinical value to detect mild to moderate unilateral lower limb dysfunction – and so to make the decision to further examine the patient.