The effect of a concurrent task on the walking performance of preschool children

Rong-Ju Cherng, Ling Yin Liang, Ing-Shiou Hwang, Jenn Yeu Chen

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摘要

Forty-eight children, aged 4-6 years, walked while performing or not performing an easy or difficult concurrent motor task (carrying a tray with or without marbles on it) or cognitive task (repeating a series of digits forwards or backwards). The temporal-distance gait parameters were measured using a GAITRite electronic walkway system. Dual-task costs were calculated as the difference between the children's walking performances with and without the concurrent task. Overall, walking alone was easier than walking while performing a concurrent task. A greater dual-task cost was observed when the concurrent task was difficult compared to when it was easy. However, this effect of difficulty was found for the motor task only. The results suggest that walking demands both the central processing capacity and the domain- and modality-specific processing resources in normal 4-6-year-old children.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)231-237
頁數7
期刊Gait and Posture
26
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2007 七月 1

指紋

Preschool Children
Walking
Costs and Cost Analysis
Calcium Carbonate
Gait

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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於: Gait and Posture, 卷 26, 編號 2, 01.07.2007, p. 231-237.

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