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Comparison of the effects of a physiotherapist-supervised exercise programme and a self-supervised exercise programme on quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20360152     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of a physiotherapist-supervised exercise programme in an exercise unit and self-supervised home exercise programme on quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Assessor-blinded, quasi-randomized trial (alternate allocation). SETTING: An outpatient exercise unit; home settings. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, Hoehn & Yahr I-III, stable medication use. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were included in the physiotherapist-supervised or home group. The exercise programme was performed for 10 weeks, three times/week either under the supervision of a physiotherapist or at home without supervision. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire (PDQLQ), Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). RESULTS: Patients in the supervised physiotherapy group improved more than the home exercise group in Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire (total score, Parkinson's symptoms, emotional function), Nottingham Health Profile total, Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (all domains) and Beck Depression Inventory scores. CONCLUSIONS: The exercise programme under physiotherapist supervision was found to be more effective at improving activities of daily living, motor, mental, emotional functions and general health quality in patients with Parkinson's disease compared with a self-supervised home programme.
Authors:
Elif E Dereli; Ayse Yaliman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rehabilitation     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1477-0873     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Rehabil     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-02     Completed Date:  2010-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802181     Medline TA:  Clin Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. edereli@istanbul.edu.tr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activities of Daily Living
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Exercise*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Parkinson Disease / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Quality of Life
Self Care*
Single-Blind Method

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