A critical appraisal of "The effects of visual and auditory cues on freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson disease"

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2020-11

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Cummings, Katie

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The purpose of this paper is to critically appraise a research study that was published by the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This research article was conducted in order to compare the effects of visual and auditory cues on the gait pattern of individuals with Parkinson's Disease and freezing of gait. This article was analyzed to answer the clinical question: Are visual cues or auditory cues more successful in improving the gait pattern of a patient with Parkinson's Disease who is experiencing freezing of gait? The conclusion of this paper is that the article has provided sufficient enough information to prove that visual cues are more effective in improving the gait pattern of subjects with Parkinson's Disease and freezing of gait.

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