Quantitative Analysis of Reduced Arm Swing Frequency in Essential Tremor


Benbir G., Ozekmekci S., Oguz S., Kenangil G., Ertan S., Akalan E.

EUROPEAN NEUROLOGY, cilt.63, ss.302-306, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000304194
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.302-306

Özet

Background: Essential tremor ( ET) has recently been accepted as a heterogeneous disorder which may be associated with synuclein pathology or a variety of other genetic disorders. Methods: We observed decreased arm swing frequency in 18 of 136 definite ET patients, and recorded the associated arm movements in 18 ET patients and 33 sex- and age-matched healthy controls. Results: The mean frequency of the right arm (p = 0.047), left arm (p = 0.025) and leg (p = 0.030), and the mean arm/leg frequency on the right side (p = 0.048) were significantly lower in ET patients. The mean frequencies for both arms and legs were significantly lower for the more affected side of the body (p = 0.034 and p = 0.036, respectively). Conclusion: We conclude that ET may be associated with decreased arm and leg swing frequencies, especially on the more affected side of the body. Copyright (c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel