Major(s)

Ebeling: Kinesiology and Health; Kotz: Kinesiology and Health; Crimmins: Linguistics

Mentor(s)

Elizabeth Stegemoller

Department

Kinesiology

Location

Memorial Union, South Ballroom

Session Title

Poster Presentations

Start Date

HH-11-4-2017

End Date

HH-11-4-2017

Description

People with parkinson's disease demonstrate impairments in repetitive movement. Previous research has revealed that impairments in repetitive finger movement emerge at rates above 2 Hz. There remains a need to understand this impairment in a large population of people with parkinson's and how this impairment changes with disease progression. Participants completed a repetitive finger movement task in time with a tone paced from 1-3 Hz. Position of the index finger was collected. Results showed that in a large population of people with parkinson's disease, the impairment was present in 60% of the participants and remained present one year later. These results will inform future diagnostic tests in persons with parkinson's disease.

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Apr 11th, 3:00 PM Apr 11th, 5:00 PM

Repetitive finger movement in Parkinson's patients

Memorial Union, South Ballroom

People with parkinson's disease demonstrate impairments in repetitive movement. Previous research has revealed that impairments in repetitive finger movement emerge at rates above 2 Hz. There remains a need to understand this impairment in a large population of people with parkinson's and how this impairment changes with disease progression. Participants completed a repetitive finger movement task in time with a tone paced from 1-3 Hz. Position of the index finger was collected. Results showed that in a large population of people with parkinson's disease, the impairment was present in 60% of the participants and remained present one year later. These results will inform future diagnostic tests in persons with parkinson's disease.