Separate physical tests of lower extremities and postural control are associated with cognitive impairment Full Text
Clinical Interventions in Aging, 07/06/2012
Bramell–Risberg E et al. – Slower movements and reduced postural control were related to an increased risk of being cognitively impaired. All tests that were performed rapidly were able to separate cases from controls. These findings suggest that physical tests that are related to lower extremity and postural control, emphasizing velocity, might be useful in investigating relationships between physical and cognitive function; furthermore, they can be used to complement cognitive impairment diagnoses.