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Title: Protocol for a randomized comparison of integrated versus consecutive dual task practice in Parkinson's disease: the DUALITY trial
Authors: Strouwen, Carolien * ×
Molenaar, Esther Alm *
Keus, Samyra Hj
M├╝nks, Liesbeth
Munneke, Marten
Vandenberghe, Wim
Bloem, Bastiaan R
Nieuwboer, Alice #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Neurology vol:14 issue:1 pages:61
Article number: 10.1186/1471-2377-14-61
Abstract: Multiple tasking is an integral part of daily mobility. Patients with Parkinson's disease have dual tasking difficulties due to their combined motor and cognitive deficits. Two contrasting physiotherapy interventions have been proposed to alleviate dual tasking difficulties: either to discourage simultaneous execution of dual tasks (consecutive training); or to practice their concurrent use (integrated training). It is currently unclear which of these training methods should be adopted to achieve safe and consolidated dual task performance in daily life. Therefore, the proposed randomized controlled trial will compare the effects of integrated versus consecutive training of dual tasking (tested by combining walking with cognitive exercises).
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ISSN: 1471-2377
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation
Laboratory for Parkinson Research
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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