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Impact of motor adjustments and visual information on obstacle circunvention during walking in older people with Parkinson Disease

Grant number: 14/20549-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2015 - February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal Investigator:Fabio Augusto Barbieri
Grantee:Fabio Augusto Barbieri
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Lilian Teresa Bucken Gobbi ; Paula Fávaro Polastri Zago ; Quincy Almeida ; Rodrigo Vitório ; Sérgio Tosi Rodrigues

Abstract

Circumvention of obstacles or people during walking, such as when we walk in a shopping mall or on a street, is a commom everyday task. However, circumvention an obstacle during walking has received little attention compared to other walking types, such as crossing an obstacle, mainly in older adults with Parkinson's disease (PD). Thus, the general aim of this study is to analyze motor and visual strategies on circumvention an obstacle during walking in older adults with PD. To answer the questions of the project, three studies will be developed, which will address the effects of PD, the effect of asymmetry caused by PD and the impact of visual information on circumvention an obstacle during walking in older adults with PD. Fifteen older adults with PD and 15 neurologically healthy elderly will participate in the study. The participants will perform clinical evaluation: stage of the disease, PD degree of involvement, and cognitive conditions; walking with circumvention an obstacle evaluation: it will be assessed spatiotemporal parameters, center of mass, feet positioning strategy related to obstacle, personal space and visual parameters according to the purpose of each study. The "ON" and "OFF" state of the medication also will be manipulated according to the purpose of each study. The clinical data will be compared using nonparametric tests. The data related to motor and visual strategies will be compared through ANOVAs according independent variables of the each study. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PENEDO, TIAGO; POLASTRI, PAULA FAVARO; RODRIGUES, SERGIO TOSI; SIMIELI, LUCAS; BAPTISTA, ANDRE MACARI; MORETTO, GABRIEL FELIPE; ITIKAWA IMAIZUMI, LUIS FELIPE; SANTINELLI, FELIPE BALISTIERI; BARBIERI, FABIO AUGUSTO. Influence of obstacle color on locomotor and gaze behaviors during obstacle avoidance in people with Parkinson's disease. Experimental Brain Research, v. 236, n. 12, p. 3319-3325, DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SIMIELI, LUCAS; BARBIERI, FABIO AUGUSTO; ORCIOLI-SILVA, DIEGO; LIRANI-SILVA, ELLEN; BERETTA, VICTOR SPIANDOR; ROCHA DOS SANTOS, PAULO CEZAR; BUCKEN GOBBI, LILIAN TERESA. Variability of crossing phase in older people with Parkinson's disease is dependent of obstacle height. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 8, OCT 5 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BARBIERI, FABIO AUGUSTO; POLASTRI, PAULA FAVARO; BUCKEN GOBBI, LILIAN TERESA; SIMIELI, LUCAS; ALOTA PEREIR, VINICIUS IGNACIO; BAPTIST, ANDRE MACARI; MORETTO, GABRIEL FELIPE; FIORELLI, CAROLINA MENEZES; ITIKAWA IMAIZUMI, LUIS FELIPE; RODRIGUES, SERGIO TOSI. Obstacle circumvention and eye coordination during walking to least and most affected side in people with Parkinson's disease. Behavioural Brain Research, v. 346, p. 105-114, JUL 2 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SIMIELI, LUCAS; VITORIO, RODRIGO; RODRIGUES, SERGIO TOSI; POLASTRI ZAGO, PAULA FAVARO; IGNACIO PEREIRA, VINICIUS ALOTA; BAPTISTA, ANDRE MACARI; ALVES DE PAULA, PEDRO HENRIQUE; PENEDO, TIAGO; ALMEIDA, QUINCY J.; BARBIERI, FABIO AUGUSTO. Gaze and motor behavior of people with PD during obstacle circumvention. GAIT & POSTURE, v. 58, p. 504-509, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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