The Multiple Tasks Test: development and normal strategies.

  title={The Multiple Tasks Test: development and normal strategies.},
  author={Bastiaan R. Bloem and Vibeke V. Valkenburg and Mathilde Slabbekoorn and Mirjam Willemsen},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  volume={14 3},
Simultaneous challenge of posture and cognition ("dual tasks") may predict falls better than tests of isolated components of postural control. We describe a new balance test (the Multiple Tasks Test, MTT) which (1) is based upon simultaneous assessment of multiple (>2) postural components; (2) represents everyday situations; and (3) can be applied by clinicians. Relevant risk factors for falls and actual fall circumstances (identified from a prospective survey in Parkinson's disease) were used… CONTINUE READING


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