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Dual-task tests can identify gait characteristics peculiar to fallers and nonfallers. Understanding the relationship between gait performance and dual-task related cognitive-motor interference is important for fall prevention. Dual-task adapted changes

Dual-task tests can identify gait characteristics peculiar to fallers and nonfallers. Understanding the relationship between gait performance and dual-task related cognitive-motor interference is important for fall prevention. Dual-task adapted changes in gait instability/variability can adversely affect fall risks. Although implicated, it is unclear if healthy participants’ fall risks are modified by dual-task walking conditions. Seven healthy young and seven healthy older adults were randomly assigned to normal walking and dual-task walking sessions with a slip perturbation.

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    • 2017-01-31
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1155/2017/1014784
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      1754-2103

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    Soangra, R., & Lockhart, T. E. (2017). Dual-Task Does Not Increase Slip and Fall Risk in Healthy Young and Older Adults during Walking. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2017, 1-12. doi:10.1155/2017/1014784

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