Feasibility and Effectiveness of Virtual Reality & Use of Body Weight Support Treadmill Training in Parkinson's Disease

U

University Hospital of Ferrara

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Parkinson Disease

Treatments

Behavioral: Virtual Reality
Behavioral: Conventional Therapy

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02516644
Parkinson_Xbox

Details and patient eligibility

About

The primary hypothesis of the investigators is that a virtual reality system combined with physical activity provided on a body weight support treadmill training would change clinical parameters of balance and mobility in people with Parkinson's Disease

Enrollment

20 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

Under 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • idiopathic Parkinson Disease diagnosis
  • age under 80 years
  • severity of disease rated 2 or 3 at Hoehn & Yahr scale

Exclusion criteria

  • impaired cognitive functioning: score less than 24 on the Mini Mental State Examination
  • neurologic conditions in addition to Parkinson Disease that may affect motor function and other medical conditions likely to interfere with the ability to safely complete the study protocol
  • severe Levodopa dyskinesia
  • pregnancy

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

20 participants in 2 patient groups

Virtual reality
Experimental group
Description:
Xbox Kinect + treadmill training
Treatment:
Behavioral: Virtual Reality
Conventional Therapy
Active Comparator group
Description:
Specific conventional training for Parkinson's Disease
Treatment:
Behavioral: Conventional Therapy

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Sofia Straudi, MD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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