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Exercise and Parkinson's: benefits for cognition and quality of life.
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PMID:  20199518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVES: The benefits of physical exercise for psychological aspects of quality of life (QoL) are well established in normally ageing adults, yet potential benefits for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) have received limited attention. This study evaluated the benefits of exercise for cognitive functioning, mood and disease-specific QoL for people with PD.
METHODS: Twenty-eight individuals with PD were allocated to an exercise intervention program (EIP, n = 15) or control group (n = 13). The EIP group undertook a programme of progressive anabolic and aerobic exercise twice weekly for 12 weeks. The control group maintained their usual lifestyle.
RESULTS: Exercise was shown to have selective benefits for cognitive functioning by improving frontal lobe based executive function. No significant effects were demonstrated for mood or disease-specific QoL.
CONCLUSIONS: These results are consistent with previous research demonstrating selective benefits of exercise for executive function among normal ageing adults and PD.
K E Cruise; R S Bucks; A M Loftus; R U Newton; R Pegoraro; M G Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1600-0404     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Munksgaard.
Parkinson's Centre, Vario Health Institute, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Perth, WA, Australia.
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