The use of rhythmic auditory cues to influence gait in patients with Parkinson's disease, the differential effect for freezers and non-freezers, an explorative study.

@article{Willems2006TheUO,
  title={The use of rhythmic auditory cues to influence gait in patients with Parkinson's disease, the differential effect for freezers and non-freezers, an explorative study.},
  author={Ariane Willems and Alice Nieuwboer and Fabienne Chavret and Kaat Desloovere and Ren{\'e} J. Dom and Lynn Rochester and Diana Jones and Gert Kwakkel and Erwin E H van Wegen},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={721-8}
}
PURPOSE To study the effect of rhythmic auditory cues on gait in Parkinson's disease subjects with and without freezing and in controls. METHOD A volunteer sample of 20 patients (10 freezers, 10 non-freezers) and 10 age-matched controls performed five randomized cued walking conditions in a gait-laboratory. Auditory cues were administered at baseline frequency, at an increased step frequency of 10 and 20% above baseline and at a decreased step frequency of 10 and 20% below baseline. Mean step… CONTINUE READING