Repetitive finger movement in Parkinson's patients

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2017-04-11
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Ebeling, Lindsay
Kotz, Amos
Crimmins, Abby
Crimmins, Abby
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People with parkinson's disease demonstrate impairments in repetitive movement. Previous research has revealed that impairments in repetitive finger movement emerge at rates above 2 Hz. There remains a need to understand this impairment in a large population of people with parkinson's and how this impairment changes with disease progression. Participants completed a repetitive finger movement task in time with a tone paced from 1-3 Hz. Position of the index finger was collected. Results showed that in a large population of people with parkinson's disease, the impairment was present in 60% of the participants and remained present one year later. These results will inform future diagnostic tests in persons with parkinson's disease.

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