Author

Sarah J. Boyd

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Blaschak, Mary Jo

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

Postural control is an elaborate task, especially when simultaneous distractions and cognitive actions arise. In order to determine how postural sway is influenced by concurrent cognitive tasks, research was performed both on younger and older adults. The hypothesis was that postural sway would increase for both younger and older adults during dual-tasks with cognitive activity and balancing. The results showed that postural sway did increase for older adults when the cognitive tasks were difficult. However, this did not hold true for younger adults who showed no significant difference in sway with cognitive activity.

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Honors Capstone Final Project.docx

Extent

16 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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