TURNING CHARACTERISTICS IN PATIENTS WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE DURING TIMED UP AND GO

MinJi Son, GhangHong Youm, MyeoungGon Lee, YouKyung Kim, JinHee Kim

Abstract


This study aimed to investigate turning characteristics of patients with PD, using 3D analysis during the TUG test, to examine associations with the severity of PD. A total of 30 individuals performed the TUG test 10 patients with Hoehn and Yarh stages 2.5 and 3.0 PD (group I), 10 patients with H&Y stage 2.0 PD (group II), and 10 healthy elderly controls. Walking speed; step length; ROM of the hip, knee, and shoulder joint; foot clearance height; were significantly different between PD patients and controls. Step length and foot clearance height were significantly different between group I and group II. In conclusion, the TUG test may be a useful task for identifying turning characteristics of the severity of PO and to differentiate between PO patients and controls.

Keywords


Parkinson's disease (PD); Timed Up & Go (TUG); kinematics; spatiotemporal variables; gait

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ISSN 1999-4168