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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

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

Additional Information

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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2008.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.