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Balance and falls in Parkinson's disease: A meta‐analysis of the effect of exercise and motor training
This systematic review with meta‐analysis aimed to determine the effects of exercise and motor training on the performance of balance‐related activities and falls in people with Parkinson's disease.Expand
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Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
Objective Previous meta-analyses have found that exercise prevents falls in older people. This study aimed to test whether this effect is still present when new trials are added, and it exploresExpand
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Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease
Objective: To determine whether falls can be prevented with minimally supervised exercise targeting potentially remediable fall risk factors, i.e., poor balance, reduced leg muscle strength, andExpand
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Validity of the Fitbit activity tracker for measuring steps in community-dwelling older adults
Background Commercially available activity monitors, such as the Fitbit, may encourage physical activity. However, the accuracy of the Fitbit in older adults remains unknown. This study aimed toExpand
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Three simple clinical tests to accurately predict falls in people with Parkinson's disease
Falls are a major cause of morbidity in Parkinson's disease (PD). The objective of this study was to identify predictors of falls in PD and develop a simple prediction tool that would be useful inExpand
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Exercise and Motor Training in People with Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review of Participant Characteristics, Intervention Delivery, Retention Rates, Adherence, and Adverse Events in Clinical
There is research evidence that exercise and motor training are beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease (PD), and clinicians seek to implement optimal programs. This paper summarizes importantExpand
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Prevention of falls in Parkinson's disease: a review of fall risk factors and the role of physical interventions.
Falls in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) are frequent and recurrent events with devastating and widespread consequences. Despite this, understanding of the predictive and explanatory value ofExpand
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The Relative Contribution of Physical and Cognitive Fall Risk Factors in People With Parkinson’s Disease
Background. In order to develop multifaceted fall prevention strategies for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), greater understanding of the impact of physical and cognitive performance on falls isExpand
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External validation of a simple clinical tool used to predict falls in people with Parkinson disease.
BACKGROUND Assessment of fall risk in an individual with Parkinson disease (PD) is a critical yet often time consuming component of patient care. Recently a simple clinical prediction tool based onlyExpand
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Home-based step training using videogame technology in people with Parkinson’s disease: a single-blinded randomised controlled trial
Objectives: To determine whether 12-week home-based exergame step training can improve stepping performance, gait and complementary physical and neuropsychological measures associated with falls inExpand
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