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By Guy Bezalel Pt interested in gait balance fall prevention and exergaming
S Arora, V Venkataraman, A Zhan, S Donohue, K M Biglan, E R Dorsey, M A Little
BACKGROUND: Remote, non-invasive and objective tests that can be used to support expert diagnosis for Parkinson's disease (PD) are lacking. METHODS: Participants underwent baseline in-clinic assessments, including the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), and were provided smartphones with an Android operating system that contained a smartphone application that assessed voice, posture, gait, finger tapping, and response time. Participants then took the smart phones home to perform the five tasks four times a day for a month...
June 2015: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Di Pan, Rohit Dhall, Abraham Lieberman, Diana B Petitti
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most prevalent movement disorder of the central nervous system, and affects more than 6.3 million people in the world. The characteristic motor features include tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and impaired postural stability. Current therapy based on augmentation or replacement of dopamine is designed to improve patients' motor performance but often leads to levodopa-induced adverse effects, such as dyskinesia and motor fluctuation. Clinicians must regularly monitor patients in order to identify these effects and other declines in motor function as soon as possible...
March 26, 2015: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
William Reginold, Sarah Duff-Canning, Christopher Meaney, Melissa J Armstrong, Susan Fox, Brandon Rothberg, Cindy Zadikoff, Nancy Kennedy, David Gill, Paul Eslinger, Fred Marshall, Mark Mapstone, Kelvin L Chou, Carol Persad, Irene Litvan, Benjamin Mast, David Tang-Wai, Anthony E Lang, Connie Marras
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To assess the impact of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or cognitive decline on health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: HR-QOL measured by the Parkinson Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire (PDQ-39), MCI according to Movement Disorder Society Task Force criteria and cognitive decline from premorbid baseline were assessed in non-demented PD patients at 6 movement disorder clinics. RESULTS: Among 137 patients, after adjusting for education, gender, disease duration, and Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale total score, MCI was associated with worse scores within the PDQ-39 dimension of communication (p = 0...
2013: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Aleksandra Kudlicka, Linda Clare, John V Hindle
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The exact pattern of impairment in executive functions (EF) among people with Parkinson's disease (PD) is still debated. Using a data-driven approach we investigated which areas of EF are particularly problematic in mild to moderate PD. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with mild to moderate PD, who scored in the normal range on general cognition screening tests, but displayed frontal-type deficits indicated by Frontal Assessment Battery screening, completed the 9 tests that comprise the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System...
2013: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Margaret K Y Mak, Mandy M Auyeung
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test (Mini-BESTest) independently predicts recurrent falls in people with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: The study used a longitudinal cohort design. SUBJECTS: A total of 110 patients with Parkinson's disease completed the study and were included in the final analysis. Most of the patients had moderate disease severity. METHODS: All subjects were measured to establish a baseline...
June 2013: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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