IRB #

IRB00008979

Title

VAPORHCS/OHSU J: Frontal Cortex and Gait Freezing in Parkinson's Disease: Rehabilitation Impact

Principal Investigator

Fay Horak

Study Purpose

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

Medical Condition(s)

Idiopathic 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 medication.
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.

Healthy Control subjects – must be able to come to VA/OHSU 2 times for test sessions.

Age Range

40 - 85

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Yes

Duration of Participation

2 days

Minors Included

No

Contact

Natassja Pal, 503-418-2601 or Susan O'Connor 503-273-5336

Sponsor

Department of Veterans Affairs

Recruitment End

06/28/2019

Compensation Provided

Yes

Compensation

$25 for test session (gait/balance/cognitive testing and MRI). The maximum total amount would be $50.


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