Interference during simultaneous performance of a motor and cognitive task involving the upper extremity after stroke

G. B. Prange-Lasonder*, V. Robles-García, S. Brown, J. H. Buurke, J. Whitall, J. H. Burridge

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Abstract

After stroke, the ability to perform two tasks concurrently is diminished, which may contribute to less pronounced gains on activity level after rehabilitation. The current study investigated whether upper extremity dual-task performance is compromised after stroke, as a first step towards examining whether cortical stimulation can reduce dual-task interference. Twenty stroke patients performed a single motor task (tapping targets), single cognitive task (memorising digits) and dual motor-cognitive task. Although motor performance was better when performing the dual-task compared to the single tapping task, it was at the expense of cognitive performance. These findings suggest upper extremity cognitive-motor interference after stroke. In ongoing work, we are investigating the potential role of cortical stimulation to improve motor and cognitive dual-task performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016), October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages235-239
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-46669-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-46668-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016): Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II - Centro de Congresos y Convenciones Guardia de Corps, Segovia, Spain
Duration: 18 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
Conference number: 3
http://www.icnr2016.org/

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume15
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016)
Abbreviated titleICNR2016
CountrySpain
CitySegovia
Period18/10/1621/10/16
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