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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Cathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorCurrin, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorTyson, Saraen_US
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Antheaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcPhail, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorG. Brauer, Sandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeathcote, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorComans, Tracyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:20:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:20:17Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-03T03:40:21Z
dc.identifier.issn20358385en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4081/ni.2012.e3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47328
dc.description.abstractParkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive, chronic neurodegenerative disorder for which there is no known cure. Physical exercise programs may be used to assist with the physical management of PD. Several studies have demonstrated that community based physical therapy programs are effective in reducing physical aspects of disability among people with PD. While multidisciplinary therapy interventions may have the potential to reduce disability and improve the quality of life of people with PD, there is very limited clinical trial evidence to support or refute the use of a community based multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary programs for people with PD. A two group randomized trial is being undertaken within a community rehabilitation service in Brisbane, Australia. Community dwelling adults with a diagnosis of Idiopathic Parkinson's disease are being recruited. Eligible participants are randomly allocated to a standard exercise rehabilitation group program or an intervention group which incorporates physical, cognitive and speech activities in a multi-tasking framework. Outcomes will be measured at 6-week intervals for a period of six months. Primary outcome measures are the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and the Timed Up and Go (TUG) cognitive test. Secondary outcomes include changes in health related quality of life, communication, social participation, mobility, strength and balance, and carer burden measures. This study will determine the immediate and long-term effectiveness of a unique multifocal, interdisciplinary, dual-tasking approach to the management of PD as compared to an exercise only program. We anticipate that the results of this study will have implications for the development of cost effective evidence based best practice for the treatment of people with PD living in the community.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPagepressen_US
dc.publisher.placeItalyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome3-9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe3-14en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNeurology Internationalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titleA randomised controlled trial of an enhanced interdisciplinary community based group program for people with Parkinson’s disease: study rationale and protocolen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith Institute for Drug Discoveryen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2012. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.en_US
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