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A Novel Boot Camp Program to Help Guide Personalized Exercise in People with Parkinson Disease

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Department of Neurology, Center of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Center, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Triad Solutions, Aurora, CO 80012, USA
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Grupo de Patologia Médica, Nutrição e Exercício Clínico (PaMNEC)—Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Egas Moniz (CiiEM), Escola Superior de Saúde Egas Moniz, Caparica, 2829-511 Almada, Portugal
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Centre for Precision Health, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA 6027, Australia
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Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
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Department of Neurology, Silesian Center of Neurology, 40-055 Katowice, Poland
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Academic Editor: Edward J. Modestino
J. Pers. Med. 2021, 11(9), 938; https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm11090938
Received: 26 July 2021 / Revised: 15 September 2021 / Accepted: 18 September 2021 / Published: 20 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Personalized Care and Treatment Compliance in Chronic Conditions)
Given the variety of exercise programs available for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), such individuals may struggle to make decisions about what exercise to perform. The objective of this study was to assess the usefulness, satisfaction, and preferences regarding participation in a PD-personalized educational and exercise boot camp program. Attendees participated in a four-day program consisting of exercise sessions, workshops, and social activities. We collected demographic and clinical information. We assessed satisfaction and preferences immediately after. At one-month follow-up, participants assessed usefulness and changes in exercise habits. Eight individuals diagnosed with PD, with a mean age of 59.5 ± 6.8 years, participated. All participants felt “very satisfied” and likely to attend future events. The two favorite sessions were: cognitive stepping and dance-based movements. At one-month follow-up, participants considered the program “very useful” and reported changes in their exercise routine. Our results suggest that the boot camp program was considered useful and capable of influencing participants’ exercise habits. View Full-Text
Keywords: Parkinson disease; personalized medicine; clinical exercise; exercise prescription; boot camp; physiotherapy Parkinson disease; personalized medicine; clinical exercise; exercise prescription; boot camp; physiotherapy
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Domingos, J.; Dean, J.; Cruickshank, T.M.; Śmiłowska, K.; Fernandes, J.B.; Godinho, C. A Novel Boot Camp Program to Help Guide Personalized Exercise in People with Parkinson Disease. J. Pers. Med. 2021, 11, 938. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm11090938

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Domingos J, Dean J, Cruickshank TM, Śmiłowska K, Fernandes JB, Godinho C. A Novel Boot Camp Program to Help Guide Personalized Exercise in People with Parkinson Disease. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 2021; 11(9):938. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm11090938

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Domingos, Josefa, John Dean, Travis M. Cruickshank, Katarzyna Śmiłowska, Júlio B. Fernandes, and Catarina Godinho. 2021. "A Novel Boot Camp Program to Help Guide Personalized Exercise in People with Parkinson Disease" Journal of Personalized Medicine 11, no. 9: 938. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm11090938

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