Speech and gait in Parkinson's disease: When rhythm matters.

@article{Ricciardi2016SpeechAG,
  title={Speech and gait in Parkinson's disease: When rhythm matters.},
  author={Lucia Ricciardi and Michela Ebreo and Adriana Graziosi and Marianna Barbuto and Chiara Sorbera and Letterio Morgante and Francesca Morgante},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={
          42-47
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Speech disturbances in Parkinson's disease (PD) are heterogeneous, ranging from hypokinetic to hyperkinetic types. Repetitive speech disorder has been demonstrated in more advanced disease stages and has been considered the speech equivalent of freezing of gait (FOG). We aimed to verify a possible relationship between speech and FOG in patients with PD. METHODS Forty-three consecutive PD patients and 20 healthy control subjects underwent standardized speech evaluation using the… CONTINUE READING
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