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Relationship between cognition and gait performance in older adults receiving physical therapy interventions in the home

Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA, et al.

Older adults who are receiving home-care physical therapy services were studied to determine whether how they think and how they walk are related. We studied 10,953 people over the age of 65 to try to better understand if there was a relationship between a clinician's ranking of how well someone's brain was working and how well that person walked. There appears to be a strong relationship between people's ability to think clearly and how well they can walk in their homes.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0119

Volume 50 Number 8, 2013
   Pages 1089 — 1098


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This article and any supplemental material should be cited as follows:
Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Ellis J, Otis L, Asiri F, Alghadir A. Relationship between cognition and gait performance in older adults receiving physical therapy interventions in the home. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013:50(8): 1089–98.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0119
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