Dual-task performance in Parkinson disease (Whitfield et al., 2019)

Jason A. Whitfield, Zoe Kriegel, Adam M. Fullenkamp & Daryush D. Mehta
Purpose: Prior investigations suggest that simultaneous performance of more than 1 motor-oriented task may exacerbate speech motor deficits in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). The purpose of the current investigation was to examine the extent to which performing a low-demand manual task affected the connected speech in individuals with and without PD.Method: Individuals with PD and neurologically healthy controls performed speech tasks (reading and extemporaneous speech tasks) and an oscillatory manual task (a counterclockwise circle-drawing...
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