USED FOR ASSESSING ACTIVITY AND PARTICIPATION
IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often have a problem with pausing or stopping at random moments during their daily activities called the freezing of gait (FOG). Lo et al. (2010) notes that studies have shown that within five years approximately 30% of PD patients exhibit FOG and within the next 5 years 60% have experienced FOG events (51). The biological and neural reasons causing the stop-motion are not well understood. FOG can be dangerous and is detrimental to the PD patient’s quality of life.
The Freezing of Gait Questionnaire (FOG-Q) was constructed ...