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dc.contributor.authorCachia, Carl
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2008-01-26 10:54:10.996en
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-29T18:50:26Z
dc.date.available2008-01-29T18:50:26Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-29T18:50:26Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/999
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Rehabilitation Science) -- Queen's University, 2008-01-26 10:54:10.996en
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study aimed to compare the sit-to-stand (STS) transfer in normal elderly subjects and people with Parkinson’s disease, using kinematic and kinetic analysis. Design: A cross-sectional cohort study using a control group and a group of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition that is characterized by hypokinesia, akinesia, tremor, rigidity and postural instability. In individuals with PD, falling is a common risk and occurs most frequently during walking or other locomotor activities that involve a shift in the centre of mass, an example being the daily STS transfer. This study aimed to help the clinician gain a better understanding of the biomechanical analysis of the STS transfer in individuals with PD. Methods: Fourteen subjects with PD and fourteen age matched healthy individuals performed the STS transfer at their self-selected speed from a height-standardized seat in a laboratory setting. Analysis was based on ground reaction forces, joint angles calculated from two-dimensional kinematic data, and time to complete the task. Results: Subjects with PD took longer than control subjects to complete the STS. Also, there were differences in the ground reaction forces between individuals with PD and their age-matched controls. Conclusion: In line with other findings about movement in PD, the individuals with PD were slower, exerted less force and used different strategies than age-matched controls.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectParkinson's diseaseen
dc.titleA biomechanical analysis of the Sit-to-Stand transfer in individuals with Parkinson's Diseaseen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeMasteren
dc.contributor.supervisorNorman, Kathleenen
dc.contributor.departmentRehabilitation Scienceen


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