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Interest of dual-task-related gait changes in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus

Published inEuropean Journal of Neurology, vol. 18, no. 8, p. 1081-1084
Publication date2011
Abstract

Gait disorders in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) share similar characteristics found in pathologies presenting with higher-level gait disorders that have been specifically associated with gait changes during walking while simultaneously performing an attention-demanding task (i.e. dual tasking). The current study assessed the effect of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tapping on quantitative gait modification during single and dual tasking in patients with a suspicion of iNPH.

Keywords
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure/physiology
  • Cognition Disorders/etiology/psychology/therapy
  • Executive Function/physiology
  • Female
  • Gait/physiology
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic/etiology/physiopathology/therapy
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure/complications/physiopathology/therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychomotor Performance/physiology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Spinal Puncture/methods
  • Walking/physiology
Citation (ISO format)
ARMAND, Stéphane et al. Interest of dual-task-related gait changes in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. In: European Journal of Neurology, 2011, vol. 18, n° 8, p. 1081–1084. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2010.03242.x
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