Relative association of processing speed, short-term memory and sustained attention with task on gait speed: a study of community-dwelling people 50 years and older

Isabelle Killane, Orna A Donoghue, George M Savva, Hilary Cronin, Rose Anne Kenny, Richard B Reilly

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For single gait tasks, associations have been reported between gait speed and cognitive domains. However, few studies have evaluated if this association is altered in dual gait tasks given gait speed changes with complexity and nature of task. We evaluated relative contributions of specific elements of cognitive function (including sustained attention and processing speed) to dual task gait speed in a nationally representative population of community-dwelling adults over 50 years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1407-14
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journals of Gerontology, Series A
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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