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Impact of Trunk Resistance and Stretching Exercise on Fall-Related Factors in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

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Department of Health Care and Science, College of Health Sciences, Dong-A University, Saha-gu, Busan 49315, Korea
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Biomechanics Laboratory, College of Health Sciences, Dong-A University, Saha-gu, Busan 49315, Korea
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Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Dong-A University, Dongdaesin-dong 3-ga, Seo-gu, Busan 49201, Korea
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Sensors 2020, 20(15), 4106; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20154106
Received: 19 June 2020 / Revised: 10 July 2020 / Accepted: 21 July 2020 / Published: 23 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensing Human Movement in Health and Disease)
Background: This study aimed to examine the effect of a 12-week progressive trunk resistance and stretching exercise program on fall-related factors in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Methods: A randomized study assessed a progressive trunk resistance and stretching exercise program over a 12-week period. A total of 17 patients with PD participated and were
randomly allocated into an exercise group (n = 10) or a control group (n = 7). Participants in the exercise group completed the exercise program in 60- to 90-min sessions for three days per week. Primary and secondary outcome measures included the trunk mobility scale, functional fitness test, standing balance, and sit-to-walk test. Results: The exercise group showed improvements in functional fitness, trunk mobility, standing balance, and dynamic stability compared with the control group (all p < 0.05). The 2.44 m timed up and go test (odds ratio (OR): 0.125) and the 2 min step test (OR: 10.584) of the functional fitness test, and the first-step length (OR: 3.558) and first-toe clearance height (OR: 4.777) of the sit-to-walk test, were different between the groups following the exercise program. Conclusion: This 12-week exercise program improved fall-related factors in patients with PD and may lead to prevention of fall-related injuries. View Full-Text
Keywords: parkinson’s disease; postural deformity; rigidity; falling parkinson’s disease; postural deformity; rigidity; falling
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Youm, C.; Kim, Y.; Noh, B.; Lee, M.; Kim, J.; Cheon, S.-M. Impact of Trunk Resistance and Stretching Exercise on Fall-Related Factors in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Sensors 2020, 20, 4106. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20154106

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Youm C, Kim Y, Noh B, Lee M, Kim J, Cheon S-M. Impact of Trunk Resistance and Stretching Exercise on Fall-Related Factors in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Sensors. 2020; 20(15):4106. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20154106

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Youm, Changhong, Youkyung Kim, Byungjoo Noh, Myeounggon Lee, Jinhee Kim, and Sang-Myung Cheon. 2020. "Impact of Trunk Resistance and Stretching Exercise on Fall-Related Factors in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study" Sensors 20, no. 15: 4106. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20154106

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