Bio-Feedback to Improving Stability in Elderly Population
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||parkinson's disease patients|
|Treatment||mcrob hybrid node 3-axes accelerometers and 3-axes gyroscopes|
|Sponsor||Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center|
|Start date||January 2008|
|End date||September 2009|
|Trial identifier||NCT00716261, 0204-08-TLV|
Our hypothesis is that intensive training with positive biofeedback may enhance postural control and stability in Parkinson's disease patients and in elderly fallers.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
Male or female participants from 50 years up to 90 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Idiopathic PD for >2 yrs - Between 50-90 Yrs - On anti-Parkinsonian medication - Hoehn & Yahr 2-3 in "ON" - Free of serious co-morbidities - Able to walk but reports difficulties in gait - Can use assistive device Exclusion Criteria: - Significant orthopedic disturbances or pain - Major depression (DSM IV) - Dementia (MMSE<24) - Clinically significant hearing problems - Unstable medical condition (2 wks from meds change) - Deep Brain Stimulation
|Official title||Using Bio-Feedback for Improving Stability in Walking and Everyday Activity|
|Principal investigator||Jeffrey M Hausdorff, PhD|
|Description||The aim of the study is to treat Parkinson's patients and elderly fallers. The intervention is intensive training with Biofeedback to try to correct stooped posture, and to improve stability in standing and in walking.|
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