Gait analysis in patients with Parkinson's disease and motor fluctuations: influence of levodopa and comparison with other measures of motor function.

@article{Osullivan1998GaitAI,
  title={Gait analysis in patients with Parkinson's disease and motor fluctuations: influence of levodopa and comparison with other measures of motor function.},
  author={John D O'sullivan and Catherine Maree Said and Lainie M C Dillon and Marion Hoffman and Andrew J. Hughes},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={900-6}
}
Although clinical rating scales and simple timed tests of motor function are widely used to assess motor response to therapy, gait analysis may provide an alternative measure of this response. We studied 15 patients with PD complicated by motor fluctuations, first to determine changes in temporal and spatial gait parameters following levodopa, secondly to assess the stability of repeated gait measures and timed tests in "off" and "on" states, and thirdly to determine the use of gait analysis in… CONTINUE READING

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