An on-line system for continuously monitoring 10
different quantitative measures of walking movements
to a high fidelity was employed in a study
comparing the effects of tolerance for alcohol and
dosage level in mg/kg body weight over an 80 minute
period following drinking. The data were subjected
to multivariate analyses of covariance. Complex
changes in walking were detected--some transient--during the period of observation. Different
measures were optimally sensitive in monitoring a
straight walking task and a blindfolded complex
walk. The consequent problems of validation and
generalization are noted.
Gregson, R. A, Smith, D. A, Strelow, E. R & Brabyn, J. A. (1978). Acute effects of alcohol on measures of walking performance. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 203-219. doi:10.1177/014662167800200204
Gregson, R. A. M.; Smith, D. A. R.; Strelow, E. R.; Brabyn, J. A..
Acute effects of alcohol on measures of walking performance.
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