Relationship between Physical Activity and Qualtity of Life in Persons with Parkinson's Disease

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2017-04-11
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Sunken, Alyssa
Gibson, Erin
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Parkinson's disease is neurological degenerative disorder characterized by slow and small movements which can negatively affect aspects of daily living such as gait, handwriting, speech, getting dressed, regular hygiene and general quality of life. Physical activity has been shown to positively impact cognition, depression, and physical functioning in persons with Parkinson's disease. The effects of physical activity on quality of life are less clear however, with some showing positive effects while others do not. This goal of this study is to determine the relationship between self-reported physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire) and quality of life (Parkinson's Disease Question/39) in persons with Parkinson's Disease.

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