Call for Participants – Improving physical activity in People with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease.
UQ: A physiotherapy exercise program with a self-management approach to improve physical activity in people with mild-moderate Parkinson’s disease: A RCT
Project # or ID: UQ/WMR-2016-1628, Trial Registration: ACTRN12617001057370
Start and End Date: July 2017 – January 2020
Investigators: Prof Sandy Brauer, Dr Robyn Lamont, A/Prof John O’Sullivan, Ms Jane Neilsen
Ethics Approval: Approved by Uniting Care Health Human Ethics Research Committee (1628) and UQ HREC (2017000068 / 1628)
Can a physiotherapy exercise program with a self-management approach improve physical activity in people with mild-moderate Parkinson’s disease?
It is important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to maintain physical activity. Being active contributes to preserving functions such as gait, balance in standing, and muscle strength, and to ensuring efficient performance of activities of daily living and maintenance of independence. However physical activity in is on average 1/3 lower people with PD at the time of diagnosis than people of the same age, without PD.
Researchers at the University of Queensland are inviting people with mild-moderate PD to participate in a research project aiming to improve and maintain physical activity levels. The intervention involves group exercise sessions run by a physiotherapist and advice to help monitor and continue physical activity including using commercially available activity monitors.
To find out more, or to volunteer for this research please contact Dr. Robyn Lamont on [email protected] or by phoning 07 3365 2779.