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4 Results for: "Parkinson disease"

Accelerometer Cut Points for Physical Activity Assessment of Older Adults with Parkinson’s Disease

  • Published on Sept. 2, 2015

Objective: To define accelerometer cut points for different walking speeds in older adults with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. Methods: A volunteer sample of 30 older adults (mean age 73; SD 5.4 years) with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease walked at self-defined brisk, normal, and slow speeds for three minutes in ...


Levels and Patterns of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Elderly Individuals With Mild to Moderate Parkinson Disease

  • Published on Feb. 5, 2015

Background: Decreased movement ability is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson´s disease (PD). This may lead to inadequate physical activity (PA) and excessive time in sedentary behaviors - two factors associated with an elevated risk for lifestyle-related diseases, poorer PD-management and premature death. In order to identify the extent ...


Comparison of Pedometer and Accelerometer Derived Steps in Elderly Individuals With Parkinson's Disease or Osteoporosis Under Free-Living Conditions.

  • Published on Dec. 4, 2013

Aim To compare self-reported pedometer steps with accelerometer steps under free-living conditions in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) or osteoporosis (OP). Methods Seventy-three individuals with PD and 71 individuals with OP wore a pedometer (Yamax LS2000) and an accelerometer (Actigraph GT1M/GT3X+) simultaneously for one week. Results Fifty-one individuals ...


A novel conceptual framework for balance training in Parkinson’s disease-study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Published on Sept. 27, 2012

Study Protocol Background There is increasing scientific knowledge about the interaction between physiological (musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cognitive and sensory) systems and their influence on balance and walking impairments in Parkinson’s disease. We have developed a new conceptual framework for balance training, emphasising specific components of balance control related to Parkinson’...