Comparing the effects of cognitive dual tasking on balance and gait motor performance in people with mild multiple sclerosis and healthy individuals


YAKUT H., Maden T. K. , AKÇALI A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERAPY AND REHABILITATION, vol.29, no.7, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.12968/ijtr.2021.0207
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERAPY AND REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Public Affairs Index
  • Keywords: Balance, cognitive-motor interference, Cognition, Dual task, Multiple sclerosis, DISABILITY STATUS, STANDING BALANCE, POSTURAL CONTROL, FALL RISK, WALKING, RELIABILITY, COST, INTERFERENCE, IMPAIRMENT, SCALE
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Aims People with multiple sclerosis show both cognitive and postural impairment, and various static and dynamic postural activities may be affected under conditions of cognitive distraction. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of cognitive dual tasking on the balance and gait motor performance of people with mild multiple sclerosis (Expanded Disability Status Scale score of 2.0 +/- 1.3) and healthy people and to compare these two groups in terms of performing single and dual tasks.