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A collaborative approach to community based exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s

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Mrs Lyndsay Alexander

Mrs Lyndsay Alexander l.a.alexander@rgu.ac.uk
Lecturer

Mrs Julie Jones

Mrs Julie Jones j.c.jones@rgu.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer (A)

Project Description

Exercise for People with Parkinson’s is a key ingredient for effective management, improving muscle strength, balance, walking, fitness, function, cognition and depression. Some evidence suggests that participation in regular exercise may limit the rate of decline. However, we do not currently know the best way of delivering exercise to People with Parkinson’s in order to adopt more active lifestyles. We do know that People with Parkinson’s are more motivated to take part in exercise when they see specialist professionals who understand Parkinson’s and can prescribe individually tailored exercise. This study aims to explore a combined intervention called PDConnect, which includes specialist NHS physiotherapy, community based group exercise classes and supported self-management.

In collaboration with University of Aberdeen and University of Newcastle

Status Project Live
Funder(s) Chief Scientist Office (NHS Scotland)
Parkinson's UK
Value £240,258.00
Project Dates Jun 1, 2019 - May 31, 2022

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