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dc.contributor.author Brown, Lesley
dc.contributor.author de Bruin Nutley, Natalie
dc.contributor.author Doan, Jon
dc.contributor.author Suchowersky, Oksana
dc.contributor.author Hu, Bin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-24T20:53:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-24T20:53:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Brown, L. A., de Bruin, N., Doan, J., Suchowersky, O., & Bin, H. (2010). Obstacle crossing among people witih Parkinson disease is influenced by concurrent music. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 47(3), 225-232. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4812
dc.description Open access en_US
dc.description.abstract Multitasking situations exacerbate gait impairments and increase the risk of falling among people with Parkinson disease (PD). This study compared obstacle negotiation among 10 subjects with PD and 10 nonparkinsonian control (CTRL) subjects in two test conditions differentiated by the presence of music played through a personal music player. Subjects walked the length of a 10 m walkway at a self-selected pace, crossing a 0.15 m obstacle placed at the midpoint of the walkway. The results indicated that subjects with PD crossed the obstacle slower than CTRL subjects and that concurrent music differentially altered obstacle crossing behaviors for the CTRL subjects and subjects with PD. Subjects with PD further decreased obstacle-crossing velocities and maintained spatial parameters in the music condition. In contrast, CTRL subjects maintained all spatiotemporal parameters of obstacle crossing with music. The alterations to crossing behaviors observed among the subjects with PD support our previous suggestion that listening to music while walking may be an attentionally demanding task. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs en_US
dc.subject Bradykinesia en_US
dc.subject Cues en_US
dc.subject Dual task en_US
dc.subject Fall risk en_US
dc.subject Gait en_US
dc.subject Multi-tasking en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.subject Obstacle negotiation en_US
dc.subject Parkinson disease en_US
dc.subject Walking en_US
dc.title Obstacle crossing among people with Parkinson disease is influenced by concurrent music en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Calgary en_US


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