Jason Longhurst

Jason Longhurst
Saint Louis University | SLU · Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Jason Longhurst's research interests include neurodegenerative disease, rehabilitation strategies, and dual-task performance.
Additional affiliations
August 2014 - March 2020
Cleveland Clinic
Position
  • Physical Therapist
Education
June 2018 - May 2021
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Field of study
  • Interdisciplinary Health Science
June 2010 - May 2013
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Field of study
  • Physical Therapy
September 2004 - April 2010
Brigham Young University - Provo Main Campus
Field of study
  • Exercise Science

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Publications (30)
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological factors (depression, anxiety, and catastrophizing) and fear of falling avoidance behavior (FFAB) among individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Methods A secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from 59 individuals with PD using hierarchical multiple regres...
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Date Presented 03/31/2022 Fear of falling avoidance behavior (FFAB) is a significant concern with a unique presentation among individuals with Parkinson’s disease. FFAB often leads to downstream consequences of physical and psychological functional decline. This poster will describe the activities most avoided because of FFAB, the relationship betw...
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Background: Fear of falling avoidance behavior (FFAB) is common in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Objectives: The objectives of the study are to determine what activities are most avoided due to FFAB among people with PD and whether any associations exist with demographic factors or fall history. Method: Cross-sectional analysis of 174 individuals with...
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Background. Decreased automaticity is common among individuals with neurodegenerative disease and is often assessed using dual-task (DT) paradigms. However, the best methods for assessing performance changes related to DT demands remain inconclusive. Objective. To investigate the reliability and validity of a novel battery of DT measures (DT Effect...
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Resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) studies in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with freezing of gait (FOG) have implicated dysfunctional connectivity over multiple resting-state networks. While these findings provided information related to the aberrant or altered regional functional connectivity, whether these alterations have any effect on t...
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Background: Preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) provides an opportunity for the study and implementation of interventions and strategies aimed at delaying, mitigating, and preventing AD. While this preclinical state is an ideal target, it is difficult to identify efficiently and cost-effectively. Recent findings have suggested that cognitive-moto...
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Background: Fear of falling avoidance behavior (FFAB) is common in parkinsonisms and results in potentially mitigable downstream consequences. Objective: Determine the characteristics of individuals with parkinsonisms most associated with FFAB. Methods: A retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted from medical records data of 142 patie...
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Objective(s) To explore existing literature related to fear of falling activity avoidance behavior (FFAB) among individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Data Sources Databases searched included MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, APA Psycinfo, CINAHL, Papers First, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (1960 - January 8, 2020). Study Selection We included...
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Background Postural instability (PI) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with several negative downstream consequences. Objective The purpose was to explore the validity of a theoretical model of these downstream consequences arranged in a vicious cycle wherein PI leads to decreased balance confidence, which in turn leads to increased fear o...
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Research Objectives: To investigate the impact freezing of gait (FOG) has on functional performance of activities of daily living on individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Design: Cross-sectional secondary analysis. Setting: Non-profit outpatient medical and research center. Participants: 24 PD participant...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine if a pragmatic physical therapy (PT) program was associated with improved cognition, gait, and balance in individuals with cognitive impairment. This study investigated these associations for individuals with Alzheimer disease (AD), vascular dementia (VaD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and...
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To determine which commonly used cognitive screening tests were the best predictors of ADL performance in PD and to determine if additional functional and cognitive testing offered predictive value.
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Our purpose in conducting this study was to investigate the effects of dopamine on dual task effects associated with speci c gait parameters between individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) with and without freezing of gait (FOG) and healthy controls.
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The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of using wearable activity monitors in people with MCI. Additionally, we aimed to assess the association between the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and the activity monitor data and to determine if activity monitor data was more strongly associated with related variables...
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Cognitive impairment (CI) is a prevalent condition characterized by loss of brain volume and changes in cognition, motor function, and dual-tasking ability. To examine associations between brain volumes, dual-task performance, and gait and balance in those with CI to elucidate the mechanisms underlying loss of function. We performed a retrospective...
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Objective: Analyze differences in cognitive profiles among freezing of gait subtypes in Parkinson's disease.
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Introduction: Lewy Body dementia (LBD) is a disorder characterized by cognitive and motor impairments. Together, these impairments significantly increase their fall risk and reduce daily function. Studies have demonstrated that exercise can improve strength, balance, mobility, and endurance in people with cognitive impairment and dementia. Cognitiv...
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Objective: To investigate the relationship between inhibitory control and freezing of gait (FOG) severity in Parkinson's disease (PD).
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Objective: To investigate whether self-report, clinical, and physical therapy (PT) assessments differ in identifying freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD).
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Objective: To assess the effect of levodopa on dual-tasking in situations triggering freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD).
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Intractable cervical radiculopathy secondary to stenosis or herniated nucleus pulposus is commonly treated with an anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) procedure. However, there is little evidence in the literature that demonstrates the impact such surgery has on long-term range of motion (ROM) outcomes. The objective of this study was...

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