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Effects of concurrent discrimination tasks on gait in healthy subjects

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Carmen Gutiérrez-Cruz; Francisco Javier Rojas-Ruiz …
Used Parameters : BW, BMI, SMM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Spain

Journal : European Journal of Human Movement

The objective of this study was to determine the cost of performing a concurrent discrimination and decision-making task (dual-task cost, DTC) while walking to gait kinematics and dynamic stability. The study included 28 healthy young adults without any motor and/or cognitive disorder. An intra-group repeated measures design was applied. Participants were instructed to walk either under normal conditions or while performing an executive task. The executive tasks involved discriminating the color of the lights of two traffic …
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