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Gait Disorders in the Elderly

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Gait Disorders in the Elderly

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Author(s):  
Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD, Shilpa Chitnis, MD, Cherian Abraham Karunapuzha, MD, Amit Shah, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
21800
Date Posted: 
12/10/2014
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/10/2014
Abstract: 

This educational modules teaches learners how to recognize normal patterns of gait in the elderly and discuss various geriatric gait disorders.  There is a quiz at the end of the module.

Educational objectives: 

After reviewing the module, learners should be able to:

1) observe and assess gait disorders in the elderly.

2) classify and describe gait disorders in the elderly.

3) know when to refer for more specialized care.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Authors:  Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD; Shilpa Chitnis, MD; Cherian Abraham Karunapuzha, MD

Geriatrician: Amit Shah, MD

Medical Illustrator: Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

Other Learning Resource Type: 
Estimated time to complete: 
45 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Gait Disorders in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21800

Comments

Submitted by rzuilen on

This is a wonderful module on gait disorders. It is comprehensive and the videos of the different gait disorders are well done. For the past few years I have used this as an optional training module for a second year medical student clinical skills session on Falls and Fall Risk Assessment.

Rose van Zuilen, PhD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine