Why is the Dual-task Cost of Walking Important in MS? An Examination of Ecological Validity and Cortical Activation

This study will investigate the DTCW using both conventional and 'ecologically-valid' paradigms and correlate it with performance on tasks of everyday living. It is hypothesized that measuring DTCW using a 'ecologically-valid' paradigm will demonstrate differences between groups (35 persons with MS and 35 controls).
Duration

2 visits, each 2-3 hours long

Inclusion Criteria
  • Between the ages of 18-64
  • Have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Able to walk with or without a cane, but do not require a walker/rollator
  • Right handed
Compensation

$150

Research Categories
Multiple Sclerosis
Actively Recruiting
No