The effect of physical activity on functional fitness and quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease

Khalaji, Hassan and Bahramy, Alireza and Noroozian, Maryam and Mohammadzadeh Heravi, Sadafnaz (2014) The effect of physical activity on functional fitness and quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 57 (3). pp. 542-554.

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Abstract

Introduction: Parkinson disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease among the aging population. Theaim of this study was to determine if 10-weeks of functional exercise training would result in improvements in functional fitness and quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease. Subjects and Methods: Research methodology was experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group. A total of 20 men and 20 women with mild to moderate idiopathic PD, aged 55-75 were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. Before the training period the level and severity of disease, mental state, functional fitness and quality of life in all patients were assessed respectively by using UPDRS and H&Y, MMSE , FFT and PDQL questionnaire. Research data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and inferential (MANOVA, ANOVA, T-test). All operations and statistical analysis at significant level (P�0.05) were performed using SPSS software version 18. Results: The results showed that there was no significant difference between patients in functional fitness (P=0.99) and Quality of Life (P=0.87) in pretest. While in the experimental group the pretest and posttest scores on functional fitness (P=0.00) and quality of Life (P=0.01) were significantly different. Conclusion: These findings suggested the role of functional training in improving functional fitness and quality of life in patients with Parkinson disease. It would effects positively on individual's independence to perform daily living tasks and having a better life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 15:19
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 15:19
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7086

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