The Effects Of Exercise On Motor And Symptoms Of Parkinson 's Disease

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Each relevant article selected is summarized. Table 1 provides details regarding design, populations, and outcomes for each study. Article One: Dashtipour, K; Johnson, E; Kani, C; Kani, K; Hadi, E; Ghamsary, M; Pezeshkian, S; Chen, J. J. (2015). Effect of Exercise on Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease. (20420080). 2/2/2015, Vol. 2015, 1-5. 5p. The randomized control study by Dashtipour et al, 2015, to compare the effects of Lee Silverman Voice Therapy BIG (LSVT BIG therapy) versus a general exercise program (combined treadmill plus seated trunk and limb exercises) on motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), addressed the PICO question directly. The mean age and the stages of PD were more relevant to the population group mentioned in the PICO question. The study was a Level 1b on the scale for evidence, as this was a prospective, double-blinded, randomized clinical trial. (Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine [OCEBM], 2011). This study was also rated 5/10 on the PEDro scale (PEDro, 1999). Dashtipour et al, 2015 randomly assigned eleven patients with early-mid stage PD to participate in the prospective, double-blinded, randomized clinical trial. Five patients received general exercise and remaining six received the LSVT BIG therapy. The mean age of the sample was 63.4 years and the female to male ratio was 6:5. The mean number of years since diagnosis was 3.8 (SD = 2.4). Both groups

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