Health-related quality of life and alternative forms of exercise in Parkinson disease
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Parkinson disease (PD) reduces health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but exercise may improve HRQoL. This pilot study compared the effects of Tango, Waltz/Foxtrot, Tai Chi and No Intervention on HRQoL in individuals with PD. Seventy-five persons with PD (Hoehn and Yahr I-III) were assigned to 20 lessons of Tango, Waltz/Foxtrot, Tai Chi, or an untreated No Intervention group. Participants completed the PDQ-39 before and after participation in 20 classes or within 13 weeks in the case of the No Intervention group. Two-way repeated measures ANOVAs determined differences between interventions. Tango significantly improved on mobility (p=0.03), social support (p=0.05) and the PDQ-39 SI (p<0.01) at post-testing. No significant changes in HRQoL were noted in the Waltz/Foxtrot, Tai Chi or No Intervention. Tango may be helpful for improving HRQoL in PD because it addresses balance and gait deficits in the context of a social interaction that requires working closely with a partner.

Author(s): 
Hackney, Madeleine E.
Earhart, Gammon M.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders
Journal Abbreviation: 
Parkinsonism Relat. Disord.
Publication Date: 
Nov 2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Pages: 
644-648
Volume: 
15
Issue: 
9
ISSN: 
1873-5126
DOI: 
10.1016/j.parkreldis.2009.03.003
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 19329350 PMCID: PMC2783812

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Madeleine E. Hackney and Gammon M. Earhart. Nov 2009. "Health-related quality of life and alternative forms of exercise in Parkinson disease." Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 15: 9: 644-648. 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2009.03.003.

Wikipedia Citation

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