This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition parkinson's disease
Treatment behavioral training for crossing road
Sponsor National Taiwan University Hospital
Start date August 2011
End date August 2013
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT01727687, PDcrossroad


As society ages, a large amount of human factors related research has been carried out into the subject of the safety of the elderly in their daily lives. However, most research focuses on the general elderly population and there is a serious lack of research into elderly sufferers of Parkinson's disease (PD), who receive a substantial amount of attention in medical circles. In the investigators previous study, the investigators have found that patient with PD had decreased ability to cross the road as compared to age/gender matched control subjects. Hence, this research proposed several training programs to enhance the safety of crossing road, including safe place finding,roadside search,time gap and perception of other's intentions. The investigators will compare the parameters of crossing road ability before and after training programs in patients with PD and control subjects.

The results of this research will clarify the correlation between medical scale test indicators and movement safety for patients with PD. The effects of training programs will be provided for further safety management and design concepts to improve the lives of this disease group.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Using simulated traffic scene system to help patients with Parkinson's disease improve crossing road behaviors.
behavioral training for crossing road
behavioral training programs for crossing road, such as verbal oral cues and simulated traffic scenes

Primary Outcomes

The parameters of cross road
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with Parkinson's disease - Age between 18-80 years - Patients signed the consent form Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with atypical parkinsonism

Additional Information

Official title An Investigation of Road Crossing Safety Before and After Training Between Parkinson Disease Pedestrians and Older Pedestrians
Principal investigator Chin-Hsien Lin, MD. PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by National Taiwan University Hospital.