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• "cognitive processes and movement need to occur concurrently as part of social engagement; voluntary movement is not wholly automatic and when movement occurs, it leads to changing cognitive demands." (McIsaac et al, 2015)

• Current practice for creating dual-task challenges in the clinic include serial subtraction and carrying a glass of water (complex walking task) however these do not always translate to a patient's individualized challenges and goals

• Research has shown that a patient's engagement and performance improves when the task they are performing is meaningful in their lives. (McIsaac et al, 2015)

• Would including items that assess various aspects of patient perception be beneficial to augment how we create task demands in clinic?


Presented at the 9th annual symposium of School of Physical Therapy research, Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023, at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.