Contributions of Cognitive Function to Straight- and Curved-Path Walking in Older Adults
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 05/08/2012
Lowry KA et al. – Curved–path walking, as measured by the F8W, involves different cognitive processes compared with straight–path walking. Cognitive flexibility and set–shifting processes uniquely contributed to how individuals navigated curved paths. The measure of curved–path walking provides different and meaningful information about daily life walking ability than usual gait speed alone.