publication . Thesis . Other literature type . 2012

Gait, mobility, and falls in older people

Gschwind, Yves Josef; Bischoff-Ferrari, Heike A.; Kressig, Reto W.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
My doctoral thesis contributes to the understanding of gait, mobility, and falls in older people. All presented projects investigated the most prominent and sensitive markers for fall-related gait changes, that is gait velocity and gait variability. Based on the measurement of these spatio-temporal gait parameters, particularly when using a change-sensitive dual task paradigm, it is possible to make conclusions regarding walking, balance, activities of daily living, and falls in older people. The research summarized in my doctoral thesis will help in the detection of early fall risk and modulation of therapeutic interventions to improve gait and consequently red...
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
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