Exercise Intervention and Dexterity in Parkinson
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01749917|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2016
The investigators conducted an intervention based in proprioceptive exercises and balance tasks. The investigators also carried out a brief intervention in manual dexterity.
The study hypothesis is that a brief intervention in upper extremities and a exercise program can increase functionality in Parkinson.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Parkinson||Other: Exercise program Other: Control intervention|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||Therapeutic Intervention in Motor Disorders in Parkinson.|
|Study Start Date :||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||February 2015|
Active Comparator: Control group
30 people are recruited in order to the inclusion criteria for the study. The study include subjects who can complete the assessment battery of tests at the beginning and end in order to perform the control intervention.
Other: Control intervention
Active upper limb range of movement exercises for 15 minutes.
Experimental: Exercise program group
30 people are recruited, diagnosed with Parkinson attending to the Parkinson Association of Granada aged between 40 and 65 years. No sex differences. The study include subjects who can complete the assessment battery of tests at the beginning and end.
Other: Exercise program
Exercise program An brief exercise session including proprioceptive and dexterity activities
Other Name: Plaster of resistance activities
- Manual dexterity [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
Change from baseline to postintervention in dexterity. This is assessed using the Purdue Pegboard Test.
The Purdue pegboard test is a timed physical test used to measure manual dexterity. Test subjects are asked to place small pins into holes in the pegboard using a specific hand and following a specific process.
- Grip strength [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
Grip strength is measured using a Jamar dynamometer with a standard protocol allowing three attempts on each side. During each measurement, patients were sitting with their shoulder adducted and elbow flexed to 90°. The maximum value achieved from all six attempts was used in analyses.
- Pressure pain measure [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months. ]The pressure pain threshold for each site (three points in upper extremities) is assessed using the pressure algometer. All assessments were made by the same investigator. All the subjects were trained to familiarize the subjects with the pressure algometry procedure before the measures in an anatomical site different from the chosen sites for this study.
- Nervous assessment [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months. ]
Neurodynamic tests are used in upper extremities. It moves most of the nerves between the neck and hand, including the median nerve, radial and ulnar, brachial plexus, spinal nerves and cervical nerve roots.
The patient is placed supine position. It is measured with a goniometer.
- Risk of falls. [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months. ]The risk of falls is measured with the timed up and go. It measures in seconds, the time taken by an individual to stand up from a standard arm chair,walk a distance of 3 meters, turn, walk back to the chair, and sit down.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01749917
|Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Granada.|
|Granada, Andalucia, Spain, 18071|
|Principal Investigator:||M. Carmen Valenza, PH MD||Department of Physical Therapy. University of Granada.|