Ph.D., M.S., OTR
EACPHS, Room 2314
Dr. Adamo's research is focused on the study of human sensorimotor control systems and performance. She is interested in investigating the peripheral and central components associated with sensorimotor control, and more recently the extent to which changes in cognition contribute to human performance in older individuals. Neurophysiological and behavioral approaches are used as complementary methods to investigate the role of proprioceptive, exteroceptive, visual information and cognitive processes in the control and regulation of sensorimotor activities.
Goldberg, A., Talley, S.A., Adamo, D.E. (in press). Construct validity of the modified gait efficacy scale in older females. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.
Pociask, F.D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Goldberg, A., Adamo, D.E. (2016). The contribution of head position, standing surface and vision to postural control in community dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1).
Adamo, D.E., Talley, S., Goldberg, A. (2015). Age and task differences in functional fitness in older women: Comparisons with Senior Fitness Test normative and criterion-referenced data. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(1): 47-54.
Dunleavy, K., Neil, J., Tallon, A., Adamo, D.E. (2015). Reliability and validity of cervical position measurements in individuals with and without chronic neck pain. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 23(4): 188-196.
Scotland, S., Adamo, D.E., Martin B.J. (2014). Sense of effort revisited: relative contributions of sensory feedback and efferent copy. Neuroscience Letters, 21(561): 208-212.
Adamo, D.E., Daugherty, A., Raz, N. (2014). Brain iron content and grasp force matching in older women. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 8(4): 579-587.
Adamo, D.E., Pociask, F. D., Goldberg, A. (2013). The contribution of head position, standing surface and vision to postural control in young adults. Journal of Vestibular Research, 23(1): 33-40.
Adamo, D.E., Briceño, E., Sindone, J., Alexander, N.B., Moffat, S. (2012). Age differences in virtual environment and real world path integration. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience,
Adamo, D.E., Scotland, S., Martin, B.J. (2012). Upper limb kinaesthetic asymmetries: gender and handedness effects. Neuroscience Letters, 516(2): 188-192.
Adamo, D.E., Martin, B.J. (2012). Asymmetry in grasp force matching and sense of effort. Experimental Brain Research, 217(2): 273-285.
Diane Adamo studies human sensorimotor control systems and performance, in particular the extent to which changes in cognition contribute to human performance in older individuals.