Dance Exercise as Novel Complementary Therapy for Parkinson's Disease (DANCE-PD)
The purpose of this study is to gather data to see if so-called enriched forms of exercise programs such as dance is more effective in improving balance and quality of life in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease than regular exercise programs that are currently provided by physical therapists.
We Aim to Study Gait and Balance Issues Associated With Parkinson's Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Dance Exercise as Novel Complementary Therapy for Parkinson's Disease|
- Balance and Gait improvement [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]We seek to determine if balance and gait are improved as a result of dance therapy. This will be compared to the balance and gait data of group physical therapy.
|Study Start Date:||July 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Dance Therapy Group
This will group will undergo dance therapy once a week for a series of 8 weeks.
Physical Therapy Group
This group will undergo physical therapy sessions once a week for a series of 8 weeks