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Study of Axial Mobility Exercises in Parkinson Disease

2014-08-27 03:58:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

OBJECTIVES:

I. Compare the benefit of exercise versus usual care (no exercise) on impairments and functional limitations in patients with Parkinson disease.

Description

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients assigned to the Axial Mobility Exercise Program participate 3 times a week for 10 weeks. The program consists of individualized exercises specifically directed toward restoration of axial mobility in the context of functional tasks.

Patients assigned to the control group receive standard care (no exercise).

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

Conditions

Parkinson Disease

Intervention

Exercise

Status

Completed

Source

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:12-0400

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Proteins associated with sporadic or familial cases of PARKINSON DISEASE.

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