Doerte Zietz

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Stair edges provide important visual cues for appropriate foot placement on the stair and balance control during stair descent. Previous studies explored age-related changes in stepping performance and balance control during stair descent and included fit older adults. The present study investigates both age- and frailty-related changes to stepping(More)
This study quantitatively describes differences between participants with hemiparetic stroke and age-matched healthy participants in axial body segment and gait kinematics during a direction change task. Participants were required to change walking direction by 45 degrees, either to their left or right, at the midpoint of a 6-m path. Participants were(More)
The authors quantitatively described gaze behavior of young (n = 10) and older (n = 10) adults during stair negotiation, which is information that is crucial for understanding the underlying visuomotor control of stair walking and the effects of aging on this control. Both age groups spent the majority of time looking at central aspects of the stairs(More)
BACKGROUND Community-dwelling, chronic stroke survivors are at risk of falling during turning and are more likely to sustain a hip fracture when they fall. OBJECTIVE This study quantifies kinematic differences between stroke survivors (mean +/- SD: 38.3 +/- 31.3 months post-stroke, 59.9 +/- 10.1 years of age), with (n = 9) and without a falls history (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral arm training with rhythmic auditory cueing (BATRAC) improves hemiparetic upper extremity (UE) function in stroke. It is unknown whether a similar exercise for the hemiparetic lower extremity (LE) is effective. OBJECTIVE The authors sought to test whether the BATRAC strategy would transfer to the legs by improving LE motor function(More)
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