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Effects of a formal exercise program on Parkinson's disease: a pilot study using a delayed start design.

Authors
  • Park, A1
  • Zid, D2
  • Russell, J2
  • Malone, A3
  • Rendon, A3
  • Wehr, A4
  • Li, X4
  • 1 Department of Neurology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Columbus Health Works, Columbus, OH 43212, USA.
  • 3 Department of Neurology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
  • 4 Center for Biostatistics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Parkinsonism & related disorders
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
106–111
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2013.10.003
PMID: 24209458
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The findings demonstrate that long-term, group exercise programs are feasible in the Parkinson's disease population, with excellent adherence and minimal drop out. While the outcome measures used in our study did not provide strong evidence that exercise has a neuroprotective effect on motor function, earlier participation in a group exercise program had a significant effect on symptoms of depression.

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