Effect of uphill and downhill walking on walking performance in geriatric patients using a wheeled walker

  title={Effect of uphill and downhill walking on walking performance in geriatric patients using a wheeled walker},
  author={Ulrich Lindemann and Michael Schwenk and Syn Schmitt and Michael Weyrich and Wolfgang Schlicht and Clemens Becker},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Gerontologie und Geriatrie},
BackgroundWheeled walkers are recommended to improve walking performance in older persons and to encourage and assist participation in daily life. Nevertheless, using a wheeled walker can cause serious problems in the natural environment. This study aimed to compare uphill and downhill walking with walking level in geriatric patients using a wheeled walker. Furthermore, we investigated the effect of using a wheeled walker with respect to dual tasking when walking level.MethodsA total of 20… 

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