Long-term effect of body weight-supported treadmill training in Parkinson's disease: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Miyai2002LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effect of body weight-supported treadmill training in Parkinson's disease: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Ichiro Miyai and Yasuyuki Fujimoto and Hiroshi Yamamoto and Yoshishige Ueda and Toshio Saito and Sonoko Nozaki and Jing Hyoung Kang},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 10},
  pages={1370-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) is of long-term benefit for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation unit for neurologic diseases in Japan. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-four patients (Hoehn and Yahr stages 2.5 or 3) who were not demented (Mini-Mental State Examination score, >27). INTERVENTIONS Patients were randomized to receive either a 45-minute session of BWSTT (up to 20% of… CONTINUE READING