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13 results for "Parkinson disease"

Association between Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Gait Patterns in People with Parkinson’s Disease: Results from a 3-Month Monitoring

  • Published on October 17, 2018

Background: Although physical activity (PA) is known to be beneficial in improving motor symptoms of people with Parkinson’s disease (pwPD), little is known about the relationship between gait patterns and features of PA performed during daily life. Objective: To verify the existence of possible relationships between spatiotemporal and kinematic ...


Implementation of the HiBalance training program for Parkinson’s disease in clinical settings: A feasibility study

  • Published on June 21, 2018

Background: Translating evidence into practice requires adaptation to facilitate the implementation of efficacious interventions. A novel highly challenging balance training program (HiBalance) was found to improve gait, balance, and physical activity in persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in an earlier randomized controlled trial. This study aimed to describe the ...


A Pilot Study to Determine the Consistency of Simultaneous Sleep Actigraphy Measurements Comparing All Four Limbs of Patients with Parkinson Disease

  • Published on December 27, 2017

Abstract: Wrist actigraphy is a form of objective sleep measurement that has gained a central role in sleep research and clinical settings. Guidelines for actigraphy recommend placing the monitor on the non-dominant wrist, however, this potentially will be the most involved limb for someone with Parkinson disease, and so alternative ...



Factors associated with ambulatory activity in de novo Parkinson disease

  • Published on April 1, 2017

Background: Objective ambulatory activity during daily living has not been characterized for people with Parkinson disease prior to initiation of dopaminergic medication. Purpose: To characterize ambulatory activity based on average daily step count and examine determinants of step count in non-exercising people with de novo Parkinson disease. Methods: We analyzed ...


Remote Physical Activity Monitoring in Neurological Disease: A Systematic Review

  • Published on April 28, 2016

Objective: To perform a systematic review of studies using remote physical activity monitoring in neurological diseases, highlighting advances and determining gaps. Methods: Studies were systematically identified in PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL and SCOPUS from January 2004 to December 2014 that monitored physical activity for 24 hours in adults with neurological diseases. Studies that measured ...


Monitoring training activity during gait-related balance exercise in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: a proof-of-concept-study

  • Published on Jan 31, 2017

Background: Despite the benefits of balance exercise in clinical populations, balance training programs tend to be poorly described, which in turn makes it difficult to evaluate important training components and compare between programs. However, the use of wearable sensors may have the potential to monitor certain elements of balance training. ...


Objectively Assessed Physical Activity and its Association with Balance, Physical Function and Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease

  • Published on October 19, 2016

Background: The desirable effects of physical activity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease are well-known, although according to results from previous studies factors associated with objectively assessed physical activity are not fully investigated. Objective: To investigate demographic, disease-related and mobility-related factors that associate with objectively measured physical activity, in a ...


Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Neurofeedback-guided Motor Imagery Training and Motor Training for Parkinson’s Disease: Randomized Trial

  • Published on June 8, 2016

Objective: Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) neurofeedback (NF) uses feedback of the patient’s own brain activity to self-regulate brain networks which in turn could lead to a change in behavior and clinical symptoms. The objective was to determine the effect of NF and motor training (MOT) alone on ...