Exercise and Parkinson’s: Comparing Interventions and Exploring Neural Mechanisms
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY:
The primary purpose of this study is to look at the effects of exercise on walking and balance in people with Parkinson’s disease.
WHO IS NEEDED?
- Volunteers must have a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
- Volunteers must not have history of stroke
- Volunteers must not have dementia
- Volunteers must not have any other neurological disorder other than Parkinson’s disease
WHAT IS INVOLVED IF I PARTICIPATE?
- Duration: This study will last 6 months. There will be 4 study visits and 24 exercise sessions lasting about 1 hour each.
- Tests/procedures: Participation includes a physical evaluation, MRI scans, and exercise sessions (tango dancing, or treadmill training or stretching class).
- Risks: Risks will be discussed with volunteers as part of the informed consent process.
- Benefits: Benefits will be discussed with volunteers as part of the informed consent process.
- Compensation: Up to $150 is provided for time and effort.
WHO IS THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI)?
Gammon Earhart, PT, PhD
WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE?
Washington University School of Medicine
I’M INTERESTED! WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?