Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Rehabilitation of walking disorders with a freezing in patients Parkinson disease: methods of outpatient correction

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №4 Pages: 923-927
Heading: rehabilitative medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Krivonos О.V., Smolentseva I.G., Amosova N.A., Gubaydullina R.F., Karpova О.V., Chupina L. P.
Organization: State Scientific Research Center n.a. A.I. Burnasyan — Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency

The study aimed the effectiveness of rehabilitation approaches for patients with Parkinson disease with a freezing at an outpatient condition. Material and methods. The study included 26 patients with Parkinson disease (14 men and 12 women), average age was 54.1± 9.5 years, average disease duration — 7.8± 3.1 years, the stage of the disease by Hoehn and Yahr scale — 3, 1±0.8. The control group included 15 patients with Parkinson disease (9 men and 6 women), matched in age, duration and severity. All patients have got a stable antiparkinsonian therapy before and during the study. The experiment had been performed for 6 months. The rehabilitation program consisted of 10 sessions. In rehabilitation program there had been used a sensor treadmill and Nordic walking. Patients had been kept training the Nordic walking at home through the course of the study. The results show the effectiveness of rehabilitation for reducing the severity of a freezing, increasing the speed of walking, the increased of the length step, decreased the time for turning compared to the control group. The effect had been supported by home rehabilitation training for 3 and 6 months after the study. Besides, patients from the main group did not need the change of the antiparkinsonian therapy after the study comparing with the control group.

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