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Effects of cognitive task on gait initiation in Parkinson disease: Evidence of motor prioritization?

Joe R. Nocera, PhD, et al.

As the U.S. population ages, more Veterans may develop Parkinson disease. Unfortunately, those Veterans diagnosed with Parkinson disease may develop problems walking, particularly walking while doing another task (talking, for example). In addition to difficulty walking while talking, our study showed that patients with Parkinson disease have trouble initiating walking from a standing position while doing another task. On the basis of these results, Veterans with Parkinson disease should participate in interventions (exercise and cognitive stimulation) that could improve their ability to perform more than one task at the same time.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0114

Volume 50 Number 5, 2013
   Pages 843 — 854


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Nocera JR, Roemmich R, Elrod J, Altmann LJ, Hass CJ. Effects of cognitive task on gait initiation in Parkinson disease: Evidence of motor prioritization? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(5):699–708.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0114
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