OHSU

IRB #

IRB00008979

Title

Frontal Cortex and Gait Freezing in Parkinson's Disease: Rehabilitation Impact

Principal Investigator

Fay Horak

Study Purpose

To improve gait difficulties in people with Parkinson's disease.

Medical Condition(s)

Ideopathic Parkinson's disease in people who have balance and gait disorders and age-matched healthy subjects.

Eligibility Criteria

Age range: 45-75 yrs.
ideopathic Parkinson's disease with or without freezing of gait and take levodopa medicaiton.
Free of muscle and bone problems that could affect walking and balance.
Must be able to have MRI - that is no metal in body, claustrophobia, or severe off-medicaiton tremor.

Age Range

40 - 85

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Yes

Duration of Participation

up to 10 weeks

Minors Included

No

Contact

Michael Fleming, 503-346-0842

Sponsor

Department of Veterans Affairs

Recruitment End

12/31/2015

Compensation Provided

Yes

Compensation

$60 for test session (gait/balance/cognitive testing and MRI), $5 for each rehabiliation session completed (up to 24 sessions over 8 wks), and $100 for final test session (repeat ofgait/balance/cognitive testing and MRI). Maximum total amount would be $280.


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