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Reduced Gait Variability and Enhanced Brain Activity in Older Adults With Auditory Cues: A Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study

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Autor(es):
Vitorio, Rodrigo [1, 2] ; Stuart, Samuel [1] ; Gobbi, Lilian T. B. [2] ; Rochester, Lynn [3, 1] ; Alcock, Lisa [1] ; Pantall, Annette [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
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[1] Newcastle Univ, Inst Neurosci, Inst Ageing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear - England
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Biosci, Campus Rio Claro, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Fdn Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear - England
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: NEUROREHABILITATION AND NEURAL REPAIR; v. 32, n. 11, p. 976-987, NOV 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 6
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Background. Aging is associated with declining mobility, which negatively affects quality of life and incurs substantial economic costs. Techniques to maintain safe mobility in older adults are therefore essential. Rhythmic auditory cueing (RAC) can improve walking patterns in older adults. However, the neural correlates associated with RAC, how they are influenced by repeated exposure and their relationships with gait response, cognitive function, and depressive symptoms are unclear. Objectives. This study aimed to investigate the effects of RAC during walking on cortical activation and the relationship between RAC-related cortical changes and cognitive function, depressive symptoms, and gait response. Methods. Seventeen young adults and eighteen older adults walked on a motorized treadmill for 5 minutes (5 trials with alternating 30-second blocks of usual walking and RAC walking). Changes in oxygenated hemoglobin (HbO(2)) in the frontal cortex were recorded using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Cognitive domains were assessed through validated tests. A triaxial accelerometer measured gait parameters. Results. Gait variability decreased and prefrontal HbO(2) levels increased during cued walking relative to usual walking. Older adults showed greater HbO(2) levels in multiple motor regions during cued walking although the response reduced with repeated exposure. In older adults, lower depression scores, higher cognitive functioning, and reduced gait variability were linked with increased HbO(2) levels during RAC walking. Conclusion. These findings suggest that walking improves with RAC in older adults and is achieved through increased activity in multiple cortical areas. The cortical response decline with repeated exposure indicates older adults' ability to adapt to a new task. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/00518-8 - Efeito do envelhecimento e da doença de Parkinson sobre a atividade do córtex cerebral durante o andar: associação com cognição e amostragem visual
Beneficiário:Rodrigo Vitório
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Pós-Doutorado