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dc.contributor.authorDrake, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T17:25:18Z
dc.date.available2019-08-29T17:25:18Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76354
dc.descriptionN/Aen_US
dc.description.abstractParkinson’s disease affects both cognitive and motor function. The purpose of this study was to look at the role of attention and walking in people with Parkinson’s disease (n = 15) as compared to a healthy, matched control group (n = 15). Participants completed a variety of cognitive tests designed to measure vigilance, executive control, and working memory. They then performed n-back tasks with fixed- and self-paced presentation of stimuli, while seated and while walking along a GAITRite® mat, in counterbalanced order. Walking variables included velocity, stride length, cycle time, and double support. Single-task results showed people with Parkinson’s performed worse on tasks of executive control, walking velocity, and cycle time. Significant dual-task costs were found for most gait variables and n-back accuracy, with no difference between groups. Executive control predicted velocity in both groups, but not dual-task costs. These findings highlight the role of cognition in walking in Parkinson’s.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectParkinson's diseaseen_US
dc.subjectdual-task walkingen_US
dc.subjectattentionen_US
dc.subjectcognitive-motor interferenceen_US
dc.subjectcognitive assessmenten_US
dc.subjectmotor assessmenten_US
dc.titleThe Role of Attention in Walking in Parkinson's Diseaseen_US
dc.date.defence2019-08-22
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychology and Neuroscienceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Shelley Adamoen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Raymond Kleinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Shaun Boeen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Tamara Franklinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Gail Eskesen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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