1213141516171815 of 72
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Timed Up-and-Go Dual-Task Testing in the Assessment of Cognitive Function: A Mixed Methods Observational Study for Development of the UDDGait Protocol
Uppsala Univ, Uppsala, Sweden..
Falun Cent Hosp, Falun, Sweden..
Uppsala Univ, Uppsala, Sweden..
Uppsala Univ, Uppsala, Sweden..
Show others and affiliations
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 17, no 5, article id 1715Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

New methods to screen for and identify early-stage dementia disorders are highly sought after. The purpose of this pilot study is to develop a study protocol for a dual-task test aimed at aiding the early detection of dementia disorders. We used the Timed Up-and-Go (TUG) test, which is a mobility task involving starting in a sitting position, standing up, walking three meters to cross a line on the floor, turning around, walking back and sitting down again. We combined TUG with the verbal task of naming different animals. Pilot study participants were 43 individuals with and without established dementia diagnoses who attended a clinic for memory assessment. Video-recorded test performances were systematically analysed. Deviant test performances concerning the interplay between test administration and participants' responses to the assessment instructions were revealed and led to refinements being made to the final study protocol. Exploration of the dual-task test outcome measures in a sub-sample of 22 persons, ten with and twelve without dementia, indicated that step-length and number of named animals after the turning point of the dual-task test might constitute appropriate measures for examining this kind of sample. We concluded that the refined study protocol is feasible for testing individuals undergoing initial memory assessments and healthy controls. Follow-up studies with larger samples are being carried out and will bring new knowledge to this area of research. It may also provide an opportunity for further studies exploring possibilities for broad clinical implementation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2020. Vol. 17, no 5, article id 1715
Keywords [en]
screening, memory assessment, feasibility, study protocol, dementia diagnosis, cognitive impair
National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Medicine/Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-6171DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17051715ISI: 000522389200255PubMedID: 32150995OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-6171DiVA, id: diva2:1428622
Available from: 2020-05-06 Created: 2020-05-06 Last updated: 2020-05-06

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2749 kB)2 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2749 kBChecksum SHA-512
9487daf85859aaf33b4dfceeeb20cb6359ec1c6aae4acb588eeed47ca86da04ae2b1325121f38b2ce3c271f2e5b47f2635d3f9fc80b877ba114c67a93809a115
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Authority records BETA

Tinmark, Fredrik

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Tinmark, FredrikBerglund, LarsRosendahl, ErikÅberg, Anna Cristina
By organisation
Laboratory for Biomechanics and Motor Control
In the same journal
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Physiotherapy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 7 hits
1213141516171815 of 72
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf