Walking speed during single and dual tasks in Parkinson's disease: which characteristics are important?

@article{Rochester2008WalkingSD,
  title={Walking speed during single and dual tasks in Parkinson's disease: which characteristics are important?},
  author={Lynn Rochester and Alice Nieuwboer and Katherine Baker and Victoria Hetherington and Anne-Marie Willems and Gert Kwakkel and Erwin E H van Wegen and Inge Lim and Diana Jones},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 16},
  pages={2312-8}
}
The impact of dual tasks on gait in Parkinson's disease (PD) reveals lack of automaticity and increased cognitive demands. We explored which characteristics explained walking speed with and without dual task interference and if they reflected the cognitive demands of the task. In 130 people with PD, gait performance was quantified in the home using accelerometers allowing estimates of single and dual task walking speed and interference (difference between dual and single task). Multiple… CONTINUE READING

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