Effects of cognitive and motor dual-task on spatiotemporal gait parameters in children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy
Haakana, P., Nurminen, J., Kulmala, J.P., Niemelä, T., Marttinen Rossi, E., Mäenpää, H. & Piitulainen, H. (2020) Effects of cognitive and motor dual-task on spatiotemporal gait parameters in children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. Gait and Posture, 81 (Suppl 1), 130-131. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.07.099
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Embargoed until: 2021-09-01
© 2020 Elsevier B.V.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) causes impairments in gait1. These impairments can be further emphasized if attention is directed to concurrent motor and/or cognitive tasks during gait. There is little evidence on how strong the dual-tasks cost is in CP. However, concurrent motor dual tasks has been shown to reduce speed, step width, and stride length in children with CP2, whose gait is often less stable3 and imbalanced between limbs4.