Dance Exercise as Novel Complementary Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Start date||July 2010|
|End date||December 2015|
|Trial size||30 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01163344, 2010-P-000029|
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.
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
Balance and Gait improvement
time frame: 10 weeks
Male or female participants from 40 years up to 79 years old.
- Diagnosis of PD at least 3 years ago
- Less than 80 years of age
- Have gait and balance issues
- Diagnosis of PD for less than 3 years
- 80 years of age or older
- Not have gait and balance issues
|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.|
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