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Increased cognitive effort during dual-tasking and its relationship with falls in Parkinson's Disease

The main objective of this research project is to investigate the cognitive effort, measured by pupil dilation, during dual tasking and its accurate prediction of falls in Parkinson's disease 

Compensation will be available for your participation in the study.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion criteria: Being cognitively intact, being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease or aged>60 without any neurological disease
Exclusion criteria: History of neurological or vestibular problems other than Parkinson's disease, current visual acuity or visual field problems that cannot be resolved by corrective lenses, Any musculoskeletal conditions which might affect standing and balance activities

Principal Investigator

Hannes Devos, PT, PhD

Study Contact

Melike Kahya, mkahya@kumc.edu, (913) 945-9673

Estimated Completion Date

Tuesday, July 31, 2018