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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part C (2016)

A study on the effectiveness of endurance exercise training and conventional physiotherapy in the management of economy of movement among Parkinson’s Patients

Author(s)
Dr. MK Franklin Shaju and Dr. B. Kamaraj
Abstract
Background: Parkinson’s disease is a very common degenerative disease that affects more than 2% of the population older than 65 years of age. The incident increase dramatically with increasing age. Men and women are affects almost equally. The study aims to compare the effectiveness of endurance exercise training and conventional physiotherapy techniques in the management of economy of movement among Parkinson’s patients.
Methods: Twenty clinically diagnosed Parkinson’s subjects were randomized in to endurance exercise group and conventional physiotherapy group. Intervention lasted for 4 weeks, one hour per day. Oxygen consumption (VO2 max) was assessed before and after intervention by 1 Mile walk test to rate economy of movement.
Results: Both groups showed significant improvement in amount of oxygen consumption during physical activity. However when comparing both, significant difference was observed in the outcome measure following endurance exercise than conventional physiotherapy techniques.
Conclusion: Endurance exercises were more effective than conventional physiotherapy in improving economy of movement among Parkinson’s patients.
Pages: 190-192  |  438 Views  19 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. MK Franklin Shaju and Dr. B. Kamaraj. A study on the effectiveness of endurance exercise training and conventional physiotherapy in the management of economy of movement among Parkinson’s Patients. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(7): 190-192.
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