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Effects of Cognitive Load on Parameters of Gait in Traumatic Brain Injury; a Case Study

Title: The Effects of Cognitive Load on Parameters of Gait in Traumatic Brain Injury; a Case Study.
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Name(s): Vergo, Emily, author
LaPointe, Leonard L., author
Stierwalt, Julie A.G., author
Kaschak, Michael, author
School of Communication Science and Disorders
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of cognitive load on parameters of gait in a person with traumatic brain injury and a person with no neurological deficits. Injurious falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. To understand the role of cognitive resource allocation on the gait of TBI patients, we compared one patient who had suffered a TBI and one patient who had no neurological deficits while they ambulated on the GAITRite walkway as they simultaneously performed three different cognitive loading tasks with varying difficulty levels. The study showed that performing a cognitive loading task has a negative effect on the stability of gait for patients diagnosed with a TBI and those without. The most significant effect was seen in the patient with TBI during the highest difficulty cognitive loading task.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0364 (IID)
Keywords: traumatic brain injury, TBI, cognitive load, gait, functional ambulatory profile, FAP score, injurious falls, GAITRite, Parkinson disease
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Communication Science and Disorders in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 24, 2014.
Subject(s): Communication
Communicative disorders
Medical sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0364
Restrictions on Access: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Vergo, E., LaPointe, L. L., Stierwalt, J. A. G., & Kaschak, M. (2014). The Effects of Cognitive Load on Parameters of Gait in Traumatic Brain Injury; a Case Study. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0364