The effects of a circuit based exercise program on individuals with Parkinson's Disease
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McMullen, Julee, Chiles, Alex, Cox, Claire, Spencer, Mandy, & Wiederholt, Megan. 2016. The effects of a circuit based exercise program on individuals with Parkinson's Disease. --In Proceedings: 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 76
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a circuit based exercise program on quality of life, strength, balance and fall risk on individuals with Parkinson's disease. These changes were measured by the following: TUG, BERG, functional reach, dynamometry, quality of life survey (WHO-QOL-BREF), 2-minute walk test and grip strength. The quality of life survey we chose, WHO-QOL-BREF, includes components regarding physical health, psychological, social relationships and environment. The participants completed eight weeks of a circuit training program which included gait training, balance and strength training for core, upper body and lower body. The results demonstrated statistically significant improvements in TUG, BERG, 2-minute walk, and left-handed grip strength, as well as non-significant improvements in functional reach, all other strength measures, and quality of life.
Presented to the 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 29, 2016.
Research completed at Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions