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

Veteran 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.
If in Exercise & Education Intervention part of study, must be able to come to OHSU three times/week for 12 weeks.

Age Range

40 - 85

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Yes

Duration of Participation

up to 14 weeks

Minors Included

No

Contact

Michael Fleming, 503-346-0842

Sponsor

Department of Veterans Affairs

Recruitment End

09/30/2017

Compensation Provided

Yes

Compensation

$25 for test session (gait/balance/cognitive testing and MRI), $5 for each rehabilitation session completed (up to 24 sessions over 12 wks). The maximum total amount would be $270, if in intervention part of study, otherwise $50.


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