publication . Article . 2016

Gait, posture and cognition in Parkinson's disease

Barbosa, Alessandra Ferreira; Chen, Janini; Freitag, Fernanda; Valente, Debora; Souza, Carolina de Oliveira; Voos, Mariana Callil; Chien, Hsin Fen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2016
  • Publisher: Associação de Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento
Abstract
ABSTRACT Gait disorders and postural instability are the leading causes of falls and disability in Parkinson's disease (PD). Cognition plays an important role in postural control and may interfere with gait and posture assessment and treatment. It is important to recognize gait, posture and balance dysfunctions by choosing proper assessment tools for PD. Patients at higher risk of falling must be referred for rehabilitation as early as possible, because antiparkinsonian drugs and surgery do not improve gait and posture in PD. RESUMO Distúrbios da marcha e perda de controle postural são as causas principais de queda e incapacidade na doença de Parkinson (DP). ...
Subjects
free text keywords: gait, cognition, Parkinson's disease, fall, gait assessment, marcha, cognição, doença de Parkinson, queda, avaliação da marcha
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