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dc.contributor.supervisor Brown, Lesley
dc.contributor.author de Bruin Nutley, Natalie
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-08T20:09:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-08T20:09:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/745
dc.description xi, 113 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract The effect of concurrent music on gait was investigated amongst Parkinson‟s disease (PD) patients and age-matched control subjects. Ten people (mean age 66.6 ± 6.5 years) with idiopathic Parkinson‟s disease and ten healthy age-matched (mean age 65.4 ± 6.3 years) control subjects completed steady state gait, dual task and obstacle negotiation trials in two differing test conditions; no music and whilst listening to music. Testing conditions were counterbalanced between subjects. The gait performance of PD patients was detrimentally affected by concurrently listening to music during steady state gait and obstacle negotiation, an effect that was further compounded in the dual task context. These findings imply that listening to music concurrent to gait may increase the attentional cost for PD patients. The findings of these studies have implications for patients, who may be at greater risk of falls in multi-task situations. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2008 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Parkinson's disease -- Patients -- Effect of music on en
dc.subject Music therapy en
dc.subject Parkinson's disease -- Research en
dc.subject Human beings -- Attitude and movement -- Research en
dc.subject Gait in humans -- Research en
dc.title Novel exposure to concurrent music compromises locomotor performance in Parkinson's disease en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Neuroscience en
dc.degree.level Masters


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