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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (N = 12)

From: Measuring prefrontal cortical activity during dual task walking in patients with Parkinson’s disease: feasibility of using a new portable fNIRS device

Age (years) 70.1 ± 5.4
Gender (men) 7
Years since diagnosis PD 5.7 ± 3.3
Hoehn and Yahr stage (2/2.5/3) 4/5/3
Walking aid in daily life (yes/no) 3/9
Number of falls in previous 6 months (0/1/2/7) 5/2/4/1
Education (possible range 1–7)a 5.7 ± 1.3
MMSE (possible range 0–30)b 27.4 ± 2.0
LAPAQ (kcals/day) 630.3 ± 712.1
FES-I (possible range 16–64)c 29.3 ± 8.2
Number of different medications used 5.3 ± 2.7
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation or frequency
  2. PD Parkinson’s disease, MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination, LAPAQ Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam Physical Activity Questionnaire, FES-I Fall Efficacy Scale International
  3. aAccording to Verhage and colleagues [30]
  4. bHigher scores indicating better global cognitive functioning
  5. cHigher scores indicating more fear of falling