Roland Rupprecht

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the intrasession reliability of center of pressure (COP) parameters calculated from force platform measurements. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Gait and balance laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling healthy older adults (N=63) above the age of 62 years (mean age, 78.74 y). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN(More)
Frequency-based analysis of body sway has been used to distinguish between healthy young, healthy elderly adults and elderly adults with Huntingtons disease. Our aim was to assess the reliability of spectral-based outcomes of the centre of pressure (CoP) kinematics in order to determine if these outcomes could be tested for their capability to distinguish(More)
Acetylcholine esterase (AchE) inhibitors are widely used to treat senile dementia of Alzheimer's type. The effects of two different AchE inhibitors on the autonomic nervous control of the heart were investigated in 47 patients (33 f, 14 m) with senile dementia of Alzheimer type: 14 patients (12 f, 2 m) received donepezil, 11 patients (7 f, 4 m) were treated(More)
BACKGROUND In an increasing aging society, reduced mobility is one of the most important factors limiting activities of daily living and overall quality of life. The ability to walk independently contributes to the mobility, but is increasingly restricted by numerous diseases that impair gait and balance. The aim of this cross-sectional observation study(More)
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