This trial has been completed.

Condition parkinsons disease
Sponsor Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Start date July 2010
End date December 2015
Trial size 31 participants
Trial identifier NCT01163344, 2010P000029


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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
This will group will undergo dance therapy once a week for a series of 8 weeks.
This group will undergo physical therapy sessions once a week for a series of 8 weeks

Primary Outcomes

Balance and Gait improvement
time frame: 10 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 40 years up to 79 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of PD at least 3 years ago - Less than 80 years of age - Have gait and balance issues Exclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of PD for less than 3 years - 80 years of age or older - Not have gait and balance issues

Additional Information

Official title Dance Exercise as Novel Complementary Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
Principal investigator Daniel Tarsy, MD
Description Comparison of traditional PT to dance in people who have parkinsons disease to measure which is better for gait, balance and QOL.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.