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Title:The Spatiotemporal Properties of Navigating Over Surface Transitions in Young Adults, Older Adults, and Individuals With Parkinson's Disease
Author(s):Peterson, Melissa Lynn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rosengren, Karl S.
Department / Program:Kinesiology and Community Health
Discipline:Kinesiology and Community Health
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Abstract:This study demonstrates that individuals of different ages and abilities make gait modifications in response to everyday environmental conditions. While differences in gait between individuals with PD and their healthy peers are well-documented, this study identifies an important difference that indicates a potential safety threat to individuals with PD. If they are less capable of responding to a change in the environment, such as a patch of ice or a curb, they are at greater risk for falling.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:132 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86377
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202154
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005


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