Parkinson’s Disease

Rehabilitation and Parkinson's Disease 2013


Publishing date
05 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2013

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

2Department of Physical Therapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

3Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA

4Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium


Rehabilitation and Parkinson's Disease 2013

Description

Given the emerging evidence and apparent importance of rehabilitation in the management of Parkinson' s disease (PD), last year we solicited papers on the topic of rehabilitation for a special issue. This issue was quite successful and as such Parkinson' s disease has decided to make rehabilitation the focus of a series of special issues to be published on an annual basis. We hope that this annual special issue on rehabilitation will have a long-term impact on the field and we hope you will help us to achieve this goal.

Rehabilitation is a key component in the management of PD. In the past decade, there has been a virtual explosion of the 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

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/pd/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/pd/repd13/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 506375
  • - Editorial

Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease 2013

Gammon M. Earhart | Leland E. Dibble | ... | Alice Nieuwboer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 595378
  • - Clinical Study

Upper Extremity Freezing and Dyscoordination in Parkinson’s Disease: Effects of Amplitude and Cadence Manipulations

April J. Williams | Daniel S. Peterson | ... | Gammon M. Earhart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 971480
  • - Research Article

Which Aspects of Postural Control Differentiate between Patients with Parkinson’s Disease with and without Freezing of Gait?

Griet Vervoort | Evelien Nackaerts | ... | Sarah Vercruysse
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 987621
  • - Clinical Study

The Effects of Practice on the Concurrent Performance of a Speech and Postural Task in Persons with Parkinson Disease and Healthy Controls

K. Bo Foreman | Stuart Sondrup | ... | Leland E. Dibble
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 141720
  • - Clinical Study

Predictors of Gait Speeds and the Relationship of Gait Speeds to Falls in Men and Women with Parkinson Disease

Samuel T. Nemanich | Ryan P. Duncan | ... | Gammon M. Earhart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 583278
  • - Clinical Study

Short- and Long-Term Efficacy of Intensive Rehabilitation Treatment on Balance and Gait in Parkinsonian Patients: A Preliminary Study with a 1-Year Followup

Giuseppe Frazzitta | Gabriella Bertotti | ... | Roberto Maestri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 403680
  • - Research Article

The Dysarthria Impact Profile: A Preliminary French Experience with Parkinson’s Disease

Alban Letanneux | Margaret Walshe | ... | Serge Pinto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 751925
  • - Clinical Study

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Improves Handwriting in Parkinson’s Disease

Bubblepreet K. Randhawa | Becky G. Farley | Lara A. Boyd
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 572134
  • - Research Article

Exploring Outcome Measures for Exercise Intervention in People with Parkinson’s Disease

L. A. King | A. Salarian | ... | F. B. Horak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 710839
  • - Research Article

Housing and Health: Very Old People with Self-Reported Parkinson’s Disease versus Controls

Maria H. Nilsson | Maria Haak | Susanne Iwarsson
Parkinson’s Disease
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Acceptance rate51%
Submission to final decision75 days
Acceptance to publication35 days
CiteScore3.600
Impact Factor1.758
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