Walking with Music Is a Safe and Viable Tool for Gait Training in Parkinson's Disease: The Effect of a 13-Week Feasibility Study on Single and Dual Task Walking

@inproceedings{Bruin2010WalkingWM,
  title={Walking with Music Is a Safe and Viable Tool for Gait Training in
Parkinson's Disease: The Effect of a 13-Week Feasibility Study on
Single and Dual Task Walking},
  author={Natalie de Bruin and Jon Doan and George I Turnbull and Oksana Suchowersky and Stephan P Bonfield and Bin Hu and Lesley A. Brown},
  booktitle={Parkinson's disease},
  year={2010}
}
This study explored the viability and efficacy of integrating cadence-matched, salient music into a walking intervention for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Twenty-two people with PD were randomised to a control (CTRL, n = 11) or experimental (MUSIC, n = 11) group. MUSIC subjects walked with an individualised music playlist three times a week for the intervention period. Playlists were designed to meet subject's musical preferences. In addition, the tempo of the music closely matched… CONTINUE READING
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