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Paura di cadere e funzionalità motoria. Uno studio longitudinale e multidimensionale tra anziani ospiti in struttura residenziale
Autori/Curatori: Paolo R. Brustio, Daniele Magistro, Gabriele Patrucco, Marcella M. Caglio, Emanuela Rabaglietti, Monica E. Liubicich 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2017 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  16 P. 5-20 Dimensione file:  235 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PDS2017-002001
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Nella quotidianità, l’anziano trova spesso difficoltà ad affrontare situazioni che richiedono di svolgere differenti azioni simultaneamente. Questo studio indaga, su un campione di anziani istituzionalizzati, le abilità di cammino in dual-task e le possibili relazioni tra queste e il costrutto di paura di cadere. Quindici anziani (età media M = 79±10 anni), ospiti di una struttura residenziale, hanno svolto una prova di cammino in single-task e la medesima prova in condizione di dual-task. È stata inoltre valutata la paura di cadere. I risultati evidenziano una riduzione della velocità di cammino in condizione di dual-task, altresì, a livello longitudinale, un declino della performance. Correlazioni significative sono osservabili tra compiti in dual-task e paura di cadere. Si sottolineano le difficoltà dell’anziano a svolgere compiti in dual-task e la relativa relazione con la paura di cadere. Queste informazioni, in un contesto di vita istituzionalizzata, potranno essere utili per programmi d’interventi motori e cognitivi dedicati.

Keywords: Dual-task, deambulazione, paura di cadere, anziano istituzionalizzato.

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Paolo R. Brustio, Daniele Magistro, Gabriele Patrucco, Marcella M. Caglio, Emanuela Rabaglietti, Monica E. Liubicich, in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2017, pp. 5-20, DOI:10.3280/PDS2017-002001


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