Recuperation of slow walking in de novo Parkinson's disease is more closely associated with increased cadence, rather than with expanded stride length.

@article{Kwon2017RecuperationOS,
  title={Recuperation of slow walking in de novo Parkinson's disease is more closely associated with increased cadence, rather than with expanded stride length.},
  author={Kyum Yil Kwon and Hye Mi Lee and Sung Hoon Kang and Seon Jong Pyo and Han Jun Kim and Seong Joo Koh},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2017},
  volume={58},
  pages={
          1-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Gait characteristics in the early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD) have been less investigated so far. Moreover, the levodopa effect on gait in early PD remains to be further elucidated. We prospectively designed the study to examine gait dynamics and effect of dopaminergic treatment in patients with de novo PD. METHODS Spatiotemporal parameters were measured in healthy controls and drug naïve patients with PD, using computerized analysis with GAITRite system during usual gait… CONTINUE READING
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