Physical Activity in Early Parkinson Disease.


Journal Article

BACKGROUND: Physical activity and exercise improve outcomes in Parkinson disease (PD), however little is known about activity levels in early PD patients. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: We examined self-reported activity scores and examined associations with clinical characteristics in 383 PD subjects and 175 healthy controls from the Parkinson Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). RESULTS: Activity scores were 8% lower for PD subjects than HC (162.6±86.2 vs 175.0±78.5, pā€Š=ā€Š0.10). Higher scores were associated with younger age and male sex. Only 47% of PD subjects and 44% of HC reported activity consistent with standard recommendations for adults. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings highlight the need to encourage exercise even in early PD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mantri, S; Fullard, ME; Duda, JE; Morley, JF

Published Date

  • 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 107 - 111

PubMed ID

  • 29480222

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29480222

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1877-718X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3233/JPD-171218


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands