Journal article

Patient and care partner views on exercise and structured physical activity for people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Susan C Slade, Christopher Bruce, Jennifer L McGinley, Bastiaan R Bloem, Meg E Morris

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a debilitating form of atypical Parkinsonism. People living with PSP experience movement disorders affecting walking, balance and eye movements. The role of exercise in optimising movement remains unclear. AIMS: To identify beliefs about exercise and structured physical activity through the experience of people with PSP. METHODS: Using a phenomenological theoretical framework, qualitative methods were employed to obtain the views of people living with PSP, and their care partners, by in-depth interviews. Questions derived from a systematic review and expert opinions guided the interviews which were audio-recorded, transcribed and de-ident..

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