Compromising Postural Balance in the Elderly

Gerontology, 04/10/2009

Swanenburg J et al. - The findings suggest that the combined articulation and attention-demanding secondary task stressed the attentional system of elderly to such an extent that it compromised the performance of the primary task (quiet standing). The counting backwards aloud task may be used as dual task for clinical balance assessment in at-risk populations. This task was best able to disturb postural control.

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