Gait analysis in patients with Parkinson's disease off dopaminergic therapy.

  title={Gait analysis in patients with Parkinson's disease off dopaminergic therapy.},
  author={Martin {\vS}vehl{\'i}k and Ernst Bernhard Zwick and Gerhardt Steinwender and Wolfgang E. Linhart and Petra Schwingenschuh and Petra Katschnig and Erwin Ott and Christian Enzinger},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={90 11},
OBJECTIVE To compare time-distance, kinematic, and kinetic gait parameters in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) off dopaminergic therapy with a group of healthy control subjects. DESIGN A group-comparison study. SETTING Gait analysis laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Patients with PD (n=20) and healthy age-matched controls (n=20). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Time-distance, kinematic, and kinetic gait variables. RESULTS PD patients walked slower with… CONTINUE READING

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