Introduction: Since independent gait is an important factor for home discharge, early prediction of independent gait after stroke is essential. The revised version of the Ability for Basic Movement Scale II (ABMS II) has been developed and validated for assessment of basic movements poststroke. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictive value of the ABMS II score for independent gait in acute stroke patients with hemiplegia. Methods: We included 67 patients with first stroke and a unilateral lesion who were admitted to the stroke care unit. We evaluated the gait on the 14th and 90th days from admission. Results: The ABMS II score was significantly higher in patients with independent gait on both the 14th and 90th days from admission. On receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, a minimum score of 26 points was predictive of independent gait on the 14th day from admission. Similarly, a score of 15 points was predictive of independent gait on the 90th day from admission. Conclusions: The ABMS II score is a useful predictor of independent gait in acute stroke patients with hemiplegia.

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