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Feasibility of two different water based exercise training programs in patients with Parkinson's disease: A pilot study.
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PMID:  22497803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: to compare the effects of two different water based exercise training programs on functional mobility, motor symptoms and quality of life on patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN: Matched, controlled, pilot study. SETTING: Outpatients, Parkinson's disease Center of Bueu -Galicia (Spain). PARTICIPANTS: Twenty one patients with PD (Hoehm and Yahr stage range, 1-3). INTERVENTIONS: Participants were assigned to a low intensity water exercise program (Group 1) or a muscular resistance water exercise intervention (Group 2). Group sessions were held for 12 weeks, twice a week for 60 minutes per session. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Functional mobility was measured by means of the Five-Times-Sit-to-Stand test (FTSTS), while the motor part of the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) was used to assess motor impairment. Patients' quality of life was rated by means of the of the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39). RESULTS: Once the intervention ended, the participants' QoL improved significantly, regardless of the program undertaken (P=.02 for Group 1; P=.005 for Group 2). Only participants in Group 2 showed a significant change on their functional mobility (P=.001) and in the Parkinsonian motor symptoms (P=.012). CONCLUSIONS: Water based exercise training programs are a helpful therapy in PD. Muscular resistance programs of this kind seem to be of value in improving PD patients functional mobility, motor symptoms and QoL. Some of the methodological aspects detailed here can be used to design larger controlled trials.
Carlos Ayán; José Cancela
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
HealthFyt Research Group, Faculty of Education, University of Vigo, Spain.
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