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Feasibility of 2 different water-based exercise training programs in patients with Parkinson's disease: a pilot study.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Oct; 93(10):1709-14.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare the effects of 2 different water-based exercise training programs on functional mobility, motor symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) on patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease (PD).

DESIGN

Matched, controlled, pilot study.

SETTING

Outpatient Parkinson's disease center.

PARTICIPANTS

Patients (N=21) with PD (Hoehn and Yahr stage range, 1-3).

INTERVENTIONS

Participants were assigned to a low-intensity water exercise program (group 1) or a muscular resistance water exercise intervention (group 2). Group sessions were held for 12 weeks, twice a week for 60 minutes per session.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Functional mobility was measured by means of the Five Times Sit-to-Stand Test, while the motor part of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale was used to assess motor impairment. Patients' QOL was rated by means of the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire.

RESULTS

Once the intervention ended, the participants' QOL improved significantly, regardless of the program undertaken (P=.02 for group 1; P=.005 for group 2). Only participants in group 2 showed a significant change in functional mobility (P=.001) and Parkinsonian motor symptoms (P=.012).

CONCLUSIONS

Water-based exercise training programs are a helpful therapy in PD. Muscular resistance programs of this kind seem to be of value in improving functional mobility, motor symptoms, and QOL in patients with PD. Some of the methodologic aspects detailed here can be used to design larger controlled trials.

Authors+Show Affiliations

HealthFyt Research Group, Faculty of Education and Sports Science, University of Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain. cayan@uvigo.esNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22497803

Citation

Ayán, Carlos, and José Cancela. "Feasibility of 2 Different Water-based Exercise Training Programs in Patients With Parkinson's Disease: a Pilot Study." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 93, no. 10, 2012, pp. 1709-14.
Ayán C, Cancela J. Feasibility of 2 different water-based exercise training programs in patients with Parkinson's disease: a pilot study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012;93(10):1709-14.
Ayán, C., & Cancela, J. (2012). Feasibility of 2 different water-based exercise training programs in patients with Parkinson's disease: a pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(10), 1709-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2012.03.029
Ayán C, Cancela J. Feasibility of 2 Different Water-based Exercise Training Programs in Patients With Parkinson's Disease: a Pilot Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012;93(10):1709-14. PubMed PMID: 22497803.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Feasibility of 2 different water-based exercise training programs in patients with Parkinson's disease: a pilot study. AU - Ayán,Carlos, AU - Cancela,José, Y1 - 2012/04/10/ PY - 2012/01/11/received PY - 2012/03/21/revised PY - 2012/03/26/accepted PY - 2012/4/14/entrez PY - 2012/4/14/pubmed PY - 2012/12/10/medline SP - 1709 EP - 14 JF - Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation JO - Arch Phys Med Rehabil VL - 93 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of 2 different water-based exercise training programs on functional mobility, motor symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) on patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN: Matched, controlled, pilot study. SETTING: Outpatient Parkinson's disease center. PARTICIPANTS: Patients (N=21) with PD (Hoehn and Yahr stage range, 1-3). INTERVENTIONS: Participants were assigned to a low-intensity water exercise program (group 1) or a muscular resistance water exercise intervention (group 2). Group sessions were held for 12 weeks, twice a week for 60 minutes per session. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Functional mobility was measured by means of the Five Times Sit-to-Stand Test, while the motor part of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale was used to assess motor impairment. Patients' QOL was rated by means of the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire. RESULTS: Once the intervention ended, the participants' QOL improved significantly, regardless of the program undertaken (P=.02 for group 1; P=.005 for group 2). Only participants in group 2 showed a significant change in functional mobility (P=.001) and Parkinsonian motor symptoms (P=.012). CONCLUSIONS: Water-based exercise training programs are a helpful therapy in PD. Muscular resistance programs of this kind seem to be of value in improving functional mobility, motor symptoms, and QOL in patients with PD. Some of the methodologic aspects detailed here can be used to design larger controlled trials. SN - 1532-821X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22497803/Feasibility_of_2_different_water_based_exercise_training_programs_in_patients_with_Parkinson's_disease:_a_pilot_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0003-9993(12)00249-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -