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Physical Activity and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Parkinson Disease.
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PMID:  22914597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Neuropsychiatric symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD) such as fatigue, depression, and apathy are common and detract from quality of life. There is little published on the impact of physical activity on the neuropsychiatric symptoms of PD. A convenience sample of 45 patients with PD (mean age = 66.1 years; 33% female) completed questionnaires on physical activity, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and specific exercise preferences. Covarying for age and gender, higher levels of physical activity were associated with significantly less fatigue, as well as a trend for less apathy and depression and greater positive affect. Exercise preferences included moderate intensity (73%), at home (56%), in the morning (73%), scheduled (69%), options for varied activities (73%), and preference for both structured/supervised (50%), and unsupervised/self-paced (50%) programs. Preferred activities included the use of aerobic exercise equipment, resistance training, and yoga. Developing and tailoring exercise programs that incorporate specific preferences may result in more effective interventions for patients with PD.
Ana M Abrantes; Joseph H Friedman; Richard A Brown; David R Strong; Julie Desaulniers; Eileen Ing; Jennifer Saritelli; Deborah Riebe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0891-9887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805645     Medline TA:  J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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