Cognitive impairment decreases postural control during dual tasks in geriatric patients with a history of severe falls.

@article{Hauer2003CognitiveID,
  title={Cognitive impairment decreases postural control during dual tasks in geriatric patients with a history of severe falls.},
  author={Klaus Hauer and Mathias Pfisterer and Christine Weber and Nikolai Wezler and Mattias Kliegel and P. Oster},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={1638-44}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of dual tasks, cognitive strategies, and fear of falling on postural control in geriatric patients with or without cognitive impairment and with a history of falls resulting in injury. DESIGN Experimental three-group design. SETTING Geriatric hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twenty young healthy adults (mean age+/-standard deviation=25.4+/-4.4), 20 geriatric patients with a history of severe falls without cognitive impairment (mean age=82.6+/-5.5, mean Mini… CONTINUE READING

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