Geraldine L. Pellecchia

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The purpose of the present project was to determine whether postural sway varied with the difficulty of a concurrent unrelated cognitive task. Participants stood on a compliant surface under four conditions of varied attentional demand. Information reduction tasks (digit reversal, digit classification, counting backward by 3s) were used to quantify the(More)
Does a concurrent cognitive task affect the dynamics of bimanual rhythmic coordination? In-phase coordination was performed under manipulations of phase detuning and movement frequency and either singly or in combination with an arithmetic task. Predicted direction-specific shifts in stable relative phase from 0° due to detuning and movement frequency were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of concurrent tasks on postural sway in children. METHODS Nineteen fourth-grade students, while standing on a balance platform, were asked to stand still, count backward, and read second-grade level sentences. The AMTI Accusway System was used to calculate the length of center of pressure path(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine reliability and validity of a new method of measuring hand size in which a tape measure is wrapped around the hand in a figure-of-eight pattern. In the first experiment, two testers measured hand size in 60 individuals with no recent history of injury or surgery. Intraclass correlation coefficients of 0.99 and 0.97(More)
Professionals in many fields use qualitative analysis to improve human movement. In previous research examining the reliability of physical therapists' qualitative assessments of lumbar stabilization, three experienced observers showed substantial agreement when viewing point light displays, but only moderate agreement when observing normal video displays.(More)
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