Bio-Feedback to Improving Stability in Elderly Population

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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Parkinson's Disease Patients

Treatments

Device: McROB Hybrid node 3-axes accelerometers and 3-axes gyroscopes

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00716261
0204-08-TLV

Details and patient eligibility

About

Our hypothesis is that intensive training with positive biofeedback may enhance postural control and stability in Parkinson's disease patients and in elderly fallers.

Full description

The aim of the study is to treat Parkinson's patients and elderly fallers. The intervention is intensive training with Biofeedback to try to correct stooped posture, and to improve stability in standing and in walking.

Sex

All

Ages

50 to 90 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Idiopathic PD for >2 yrs
  • Between 50-90 Yrs
  • On anti-Parkinsonian medication
  • Hoehn & Yahr 2-3 in "ON"
  • Free of serious co-morbidities
  • Able to walk but reports difficulties in gait
  • Can use assistive device

Exclusion criteria

  • Significant orthopedic disturbances or pain
  • Major depression (DSM IV)
  • Dementia (MMSE<24)
  • Clinically significant hearing problems
  • Unstable medical condition (2 wks from meds change)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

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