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Dance Exercise as Novel Complementary Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

2014-08-27 03:12:11 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to gather data to see if so-called enriched forms of exercise programs such as dance is more effective in improving balance and quality of life in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease than regular exercise programs that are currently provided by physical therapists.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

We Aim to Study Gait and Balance Issues Associated With Parkinson's Disease

Location

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:11-0400

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