publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

GAIT IMPAIRMENTS DURING SELF-PACED TREADMILL WALKING IN OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

M. Hernandez; G. Chaparro; R. Motl;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract
Gait impairments are common in persons with multiple sclerosis and normal aging, and would be expected to worsen with the combined effects of aging and this neurological condition. The present study used an instrumented treadmill to evaluate gait impairments in older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) in comparison to healthy older adults (HOA) during self-paced gait in normal walking (NW) and divided-attention walking (Walking While Talking; WWT) tasks. We hypothesized that older adults with MS would exhibit increased gait impairment during WWT compared to NW tasks on a self-paced instrumented treadmill, when compared to HOA. Twenty older adults with MS (Mean ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Abstracts, Gait, Treadmill, Multiple sclerosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business
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