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Comparação dos parâmetros espaçotemporais da marcha durante a execução do TUG associado à dupla tarefa em adultos jovens

Author(s): Josu00E9 Adolfo Menezes Garcia Silva | Ariane Diane Morais Nunes | Flora Isabel Ramalho Leite Reis | Carlos Norberto Fischer | Marcelo Tavella Navega

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 62;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Introduction: Biomechanical analysis of gait can be used effectively to identify changes in movement patterns and functional decline. Objective: To analyze the effect of dual task on gait spatio-temporal variables. Methods: The sample was made up of 32 subjects of both genders aged between 18 and 25 years. The test Timed Up and Go was performed under two conditions: original form and associated with a cognitive task (verbalize backwards the months of the year). We evaluated the total execution time, number of steps, cadence, time spent to lift, average speed and variability of the step time. Results: Significant changes were observed with the addition of the cognitive task in many gait spatio-temporal variables analyzed. Conclusion: The tests showed that the increase of cognitive tasks during walking may lead to changes in the performance of this task.

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