JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/48079
FullText URL 66_1_31.pdf
Author Utsumi, Hiroya| Terashi, Hiroo| Ishimura, Yohei| Takazawa, Tomoko| Hayashi, Akito| Mochizuki, Hideki| Okuma, Yasuyuki| Orimo, Satoshi| Takahashi, Kazushi| Yoneyama, Mitsuru| Mitoma, Hiroshi|
Abstract To quantify gait bradykinesia during daily activity in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), we measured movement-induced accelerations over more than 24h in 50 patients with PD and 17 age-matched normal controls, using a new device, the portable gait rhythmogram. Acceleration values induced by various movements, averaged each 10 min, exhibited a gamma distribution. The mean value of the distribution curve was used as an index of the "amount of overall movement per 24h". Characteristic changes were observed in both the gait cycle and gait acceleration. During hypokinesia, the gait cycle became either faster or slower. A number of patients with marked akinesia/bradykinesia showed a reduced and narrow range of gait acceleration, i.e., a range of floor reaction forces. The results suggest that assessment of the combination of changes in gait cycle and gait acceleration can quantitatively define the severity of gait bradykinesia.
Keywords Parkinson's disease gait disorders portable gait rhythmogram
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2012-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume66
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 31
End Page 40
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2012 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 22358137
Web of Sience KeyUT 000300800700005