A new study has been funded jointly by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and the Davis Phinney Foundation to evaluate the day to day activities of Parkinson’s disease patients and the impact those activities have on their mobility and quality of life.
PD can limit the mobility of those who have this disease, and this study will evaluate the impact that things like physical activity and exercise have.
200 PD patients will be followed over a two year period to “examine walking ability, balance, disease-specific impairments and quality of life” according to the article cited below.
The study is aimed at evaluating the impact of exercise on the mobility of PD patients long-term as well as to better establish what tools can be implemented to improve the quality of life for PD patients.
For more information on this study, please visit http://www.news-medical.net/news/20090819/The-Parkinsons-Disease-Foundation-and-the-Davis-Phinney-Foundation-jointly-fund-new-study.aspx.