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      Effects of Dual-Task Conditions on Turning Characteristics of Stroke Survivors in Healthcare Environment

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      Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
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          Turning is an attentionally demanding task for stroke survivors especially when it involves challenging environments. The aim of this study was to investigate turning characteristics under dual-task conditions (dual motor and dual cognitive) in stroke survivors and healthy controls. We compared the turning characteristics based on the following: (1) staggering, (2) number of steps, (3) time was taken, and (4) strategy used to complete a 180º turn. We found that stroke survivors presented with turning difficulty, especially under dual cognitive task. Forthcoming research is needed to investigate further the social impact of stroke survival in their current environment.

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          Journal
          Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
          E-BPJ
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2398-4287
          May 20 2016
          June 26 2016
          : 1
          : 1
          : 134
          Article
          10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.206
          1cfe1396-b21d-4feb-ac80-0eb4aefaa626
          © 2016

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


          Psychology,Urban design & Planning,Urban studies,General behavioral science,Cultural studies

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