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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Austria

3D gait analysis of early Parkinson’s disease and healthy elderly subjects: What is the difference?

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author presenting/speaker Areerat Suputtitada - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sompol Saguanrungsirikul - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm049

DOI: 10.3205/11esm049, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm0497

Published: October 24, 2011

© 2011 Suputtitada et al.
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Outline

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Objective: To compare the spatiotemporal and kinematics parameters of 3D gait analysis in early PD with the healthy elderly.

Material/Methods: Ten patients with early PD, stage 1 and 2 Hoehn and Yahr Modified Scale and ten healthy elderly subjects were recruited and evaluated for spatiotemporal and kinematics parameters of 3D gait analysis.

Results: There were statistically significant differences between healthy elderly group and the early PD group, in stride velocity, stride length, and in the hip joint kinematics data: on initial contact, on maximum extension during terminal contact and on maximum flexion during mid-swing.

Conclusion: The 3D gait analysis significantly characterized the difference between early PD and normal healthy elderly.


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