Journal article

Falls and mobility in Parkinson's disease: protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial

Meg E Morris, Hylton B Menz, Jennifer L McGinley, Frances E Huxham, Anna T Murphy, Robert Iansek, Mary Danoudis, Sze-Ee Soh, David Kelly, Jennifer J Watts

BMC NEUROLOGY | BMC | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although physical therapy and falls prevention education are argued to reduce falls and disability in people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, this has not yet been confirmed with a large scale randomised controlled clinical trial. The study will investigate the effects on falls, mobility and quality of life of (i) movement strategy training combined with falls prevention education, (ii) progressive resistance strength training combined with falls prevention education, (iii) a generic life-skills social program (control group). METHODS/DESIGN: People with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who live at home will be recruited and randomly allocated to one of three groups. Each perso..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by a Michael J Fox Foundation (US) Clinical Discovery Grant. HBM is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow (Clinical Career Development Award, ID: 433049).