Attentional demands of motor tasks with varying complexity

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With ageing, everyday functioning suffers from age-associated changes in physical and cognitive functioning. One of the abilities impacted by age-related cognitive decline is divided attention (Frasel et al., 2013). Dual-task paradigms have been used to assess the attentional demands of motor tasks and to identify individuals at risk for falls (Beauchet et al., 2005). Previous studies mainly focused on gait. However, other activities, which also pose great risk for falls and associated injuries, have been investigated less. The present study compared combined motor and cognitive performance during mobility tasks with varying compelxity: straight gait, stair negotiation, sit-to-stand transition (StS), a 180° turn, and turn-to-sit transition (TtS) between young and older adults
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstract Book : 4th International Conference Aging & Cognition 2017, April 20-22
EditorsMike Martin
Number of pages1
PublisherUniversity of Zurich
Publication date04.2017
Publication statusPublished - 04.2017
EventInternational Conference Aging and Cognition - Zürich, Switzerland
Duration: 20.04.201722.04.2017
Conference number: 4

ID: 3179093

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