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dc.contributor.advisorJeka, John J.
dc.creatorThompson, Elizabeth Diane
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-05T19:50:52Z
dc.date.available2020-11-05T19:50:52Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/4118
dc.description.abstractMovement problems related to Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been shown to have a profound effect on functional independence and reported quality of life. Within the constellation of movement signs of PD (tremor, muscle rigidity, bradykinesia/hypokinesia, and postural instability), impaired arm swing is often the earliest-recognized symptom. It is also a strong independent predictor of greater fall risk and morbidity/mortality risk. Early treatment for movement problems such as impaired arm swing is associated with the greatest improvement in these impairments. However, movement problems often coincide with impaired processing of sensory information, leaving many people with PD with inadequate awareness of their posture and limb position. Thus, PD-related gait deficits are difficult for people to correct by themselves. External cueing techniques (such as visual cues in the environment or auditory cues for pacing and rhythm) have shown promise in improving parameters such as gait speed, s
dc.format.extent133 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectKinesiology
dc.subjectPhysical Therapy
dc.subjectArm Swing
dc.subjectCues
dc.subjectParkinson's Disease
dc.subjectWalking
dc.titleImproving Walking in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease Through Wearable Technology
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberTierney, Ryan T.
dc.contributor.committeememberWright, William Geoffrey
dc.contributor.committeememberSpence, Andrew J.
dc.description.departmentKinesiology
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/4100
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
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