Table 4

 Factor loading of eight quantitative variables on the three independent gait factors rotated and extracted by factor analysis

Gait variablePace factorRhythm factorVariability factor
Higher factor scores denote worse performance.
Velocity (cm/s)–0.891–0.322–0.140
Stride length (cm)–0.9480.064–0.146
Double support time (s)0.7730.4680.028
Cadence (steps/min)–0.463–0.863–0.096
Swing time (s)–0.0270.9270.149
Stance time (s)0.6310.7140.077
Stride length variability (SD)0.0470.0580.944
Swing time variability (SD)0.4870.3190.538
Variance explained (%)39.331.815.7