Motor imagery of gait tasks in individuals with Parkinson disease

Kristen A. Pickett, Daniel S. Peterson, Gammon M. Earhart

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Abstract

We developed a questionnaire to assess motor imagery (MI) of gait and administered it to 33 controls and 28 individuals with PD. Our goals were: 1) compare gait MI in individuals with and without PD, 2) determine whether walking performance relates to gait MI and 3) compare gait MI in individuals with PD with and without freezing of gait. Gait MI was not different between PD and controls. There was no correlation between walking performance and gait MI, and no difference in gait MI between freezers and nonfreezers. The gait imagery questionnaire may be useful for imaging studies involving imagined gait.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Parkinson's Disease
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Parkinson disease
  • freezing of gait
  • gait
  • motor imagery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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