Parkinson’s Disease

Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease


Publishing date
01 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2011

1Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

2Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent, Boston, MA 02215, USA

3Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Catholic University, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

4Department of Physical Therapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA


Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease

Description

Rehabilitation is a key component in the management of Parkinson's disease (PD). In the past decade, there has been a virtual explosion of literature regarding the effects of physical activity on PD following animal studies that suggested that exercise may have a neuroprotective effect. However, relative to other approaches such as pharmacological and neurosurgical management, the evidence regarding the effects of exercise on PD is less well developed. Critical questions remain about the relative effectiveness of different interventions, the critical components of the interventions, the optimal timing, intensity and dosage of interventions, and the effect interventions have on particular motor and nonmotor symptoms, physical function, quality of life, participation, disability, and disease progression. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the role of rehabilitation and exercise in the management of PD, the development of rehabilitative interventions for individuals with PD, and the evaluation of outcomes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Roles of physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as other disciplines
  • Development and/or evaluation of outcome measures
  • Clinical trials of rehabilitation in PD, including methodology papers outlining study designs
  • Investigations of underlying mechanisms
  • Human and animal studies with clinical relevance (e.g., examining effects of physical exercise)
  • Studies of the efficacy and /or effectiveness of rehabilitation on motor and /or nonmotor symptoms of PD, activities of daily living, quality of life, physical function, participation, or other aspects of PD-related disability
  • Utilization of rehabilitative services by individuals with PD
  • Attitudes toward exercise in the PD community

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 371406
  • - Editorial

Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease

Gammon M. Earhart | Terry Ellis | ... | Leland E. Dibble
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 391946
  • - Review Article

LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG: Behavioral Treatment Programs for Speech and Body Movement in Parkinson Disease

Cynthia Fox | Georg Ebersbach | ... | Shimon Sapir
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 543426
  • - Review Article

Improving Community Healthcare for Patients with Parkinson's Disease: The Dutch Model

S. H. J. Keus | L. B. Oude Nijhuis | ... | M. Munneke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 386962
  • - Research Article

Altered Dynamic Postural Control during Step Turning in Persons with Early-Stage Parkinson’s Disease

Jooeun Song | Susan Sigward | ... | George J. Salem
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 459321
  • - Review Article

Is Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease a Result of Multiple Gait Impairments? Implications for Treatment

Meir Plotnik | Nir Giladi | Jeffrey M. Hausdorff
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 754186
  • - Review Article

Posture and Locomotion Coupling: A Target for Rehabilitation Interventions in Persons with Parkinson's Disease

Marie-Laure Mille | Robert A. Creath | ... | Mark W. Rogers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 795294
  • - Research Article

Feasibility, Safety, and Compliance in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Physical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Jennifer L. McGinley | Clarissa Martin | ... | Meg E. Morris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 692150
  • - Research Article

Improved Dynamic Postural Task Performance without Improvements in Postural Responses: The Blessing and the Curse of Dopamine Replacement

K. B. Foreman | C. Wisted | ... | L. E. Dibble
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 589152
  • - Review Article

Upper Extremity Motor Learning among Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-Analysis Evaluating Movement Time in Simple Tasks

K. Felix | K. Gain | ... | S. J. Spaulding
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 623985
  • - Research Article

Lack of Short-Term Effectiveness of Rotating Treadmill Training on Turning in People with Mild-to-Moderate Parkinson's Disease and Healthy Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Study

Marie E. McNeely | Gammon M. Earhart
Parkinson’s Disease
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Acceptance rate38%
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CiteScore2.270
Impact Factor2.051
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