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INTRODUCTION Our objective was to compare the relative value of elements of the motor system in predicting the physical mobility domain of health related quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease in order to specify targets for intervention. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, the Parkinson's disease questionnaire-39 was administered to 263(More)
BACKGROUND The newly developed brief-balance evaluation system test (brief-BESTest) may be useful for measuring balance and predicting falls in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were: (1) to describe the balance performance of those with PD using the brief-BESTest, (2) to determine the relationships among the(More)
INTRODUCTION The temporal relationship between disease and disability progression in Parkinson disease (PD) is not well understood. Our objective was to describe the natural, multidimensional trajectory of disability in persons with PD over a two-year period. METHODS We conducted a multi-center, prospective cohort study involving four institutions. Data(More)
BACKGROUND The benefits of exercise for reducing disability in people with Parkinson disease (PD) are becoming more evident. Optimal benefit, however, requires regular and sustained participation. Factors associated with engaging in regular exercise have received little scientific scrutiny in people with PD. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to(More)
Abnormal gait caused by stroke or other pathological reasons can greatly impact the life of an individual. Being able to measure and analyze that gait is often critical for rehabilitation. Motion analysis labs and many current methods of gait analysis are expensive and inaccessible to most individuals. The low-cost, wearable, and wireless insole-based gait(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a wealth of literature describing the anatomy of the temporal region, controversy still exists over the depth of the frontal branch of the facial nerve as it travels over the zygomatic arch. It is commonly stated that the frontal branch travels within the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) as it crosses the zygomatic arch.(More)
BACKGROUND Macromastia can be a morbid condition causing affected women to endure shoulder pain, back pain, intertrigo, and shoulder grooving from the bra straps. Subjective symptoms are effectively relieved by reduction mammaplasty surgery. Reliable objective evidence is limited in evaluating benefits for this patient population. METHODS Eleven women(More)
Objective. Intramuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) and sarcopenia may adversely impact mobility function and physical activity. This study determined the association of locomotor muscle structure and function with mobility function in older adults. Method. 109 older adults with a variety of comorbid disease conditions were examined for thigh muscle composition(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise is known to reduce disability and improve quality of life in people with Parkinson disease (PD). Although barriers to exercise have been studied in older adults, barriers in people with chronic progressive neurological diseases, such as PD, are not well defined. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify perceived barriers to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Parkinson disease (PD) results in an increased frequency of falls relative to the frequency in neurologically healthy people. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of PD fall risk diagnosis based on one test with that based on the collective interpretation of multiple tests. PARTICIPANTS Seventy people with PD (mean(More)