Effects of dual task on turning ability in stroke survivors and older adults.

@article{Hollands2014EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dual task on turning ability in stroke survivors and older adults.},
  author={Kristen Leigh Hollands and Deepti Agnihotri and Sarah F Tyson},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={564-9}
}
BACKGROUND Turning is an integral component of independent mobility in which stroke survivors frequently fall. OBJECTIVE This study sought to measure the effects of competing cognitive demands on the stepping patterns of stroke survivors, compared to healthy age-match adults, during turning as a putative mechanism for falls. METHODS Walking and turning (90°) was assessed under single (walking and turning alone) and dual task (subtracting serial 3s while walking and turning) conditions using… CONTINUE READING

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