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Tai Chi Intervention by Telerehabilitation (TeleParkinson)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03985631
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 14, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 14, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Université de Sherbrooke

Brief Summary:

Rational : A lot of people in the province of Quebec suffer from Parkinson's disease and they are mostly vulnerable because they gradually lose their autonomy with the worsening of the disease. Physiotherapy was proven to be an effective treatment method for these patients. However, accessibility to care remains a major issue.

Objective: This project aims to establish the clinical feasibility of a Tai chi rehabilitation program through tele rehabilitation to patients suffering of Parkinson's disease.

Methodology : This pilot study will be conduct with a pre/post-test device. Therefore, to reach the objective, an evaluation will be done before the intervention and directly after the end of the 12 weeks program. Also, the obstacles encountered during the interventions will be noted in a logbook.

Benefits: This is a priority research because its aim is to develop a care system that is efficient and accessible for a target population. The results of this study will confirm the possibility to put in place a telerehabilitation program who could reach, on a larger scale, more patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parkinson Disease Other: Rehabilitation intervention Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 9 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Single group receiving the intevention, one evaluation before and 1 one after the intervention period.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Tai Chi Intervention by Telerehabilitation as an Innovative Solution for Parkinson's Disease Population
Actual Study Start Date : March 6, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 1, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 1, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Telerehabilitation
Tai Chi intervention by telerehabilitation (3-month intervention, three sessions per week: two supervised session and one unsupervised session).
Other: Rehabilitation intervention
Rehabilitation sessions based on Tai Chi through telerehabilitation
Other Name: Télérehabilitation (Tai Chi)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in balance [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Mini BESTest

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    PDQ-39 (Parkinson Disease Questionnaire - 39)This questionnaire assesses how often people affected by Parkinson's experience difficulties across 8 dimensions of daily living.Percentage score ranging between 0 and 100 (100%: more health problems).

  2. Satisfaction with service received [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Satisfaction with health care services received (questionnaire, total score on 100%, 0% not satisfied at all with service received, 100%: very satisfied) )

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • to be diagnosed with Parkinson Disease according to the " Movement Disorders Society's diagnostic criteria " for at least 3 years
  • Presence of a postural instability measured by the pull test according to Movement Disorders Society-Sponsored revision scale of Unified Parkinson Disease Rating scale " (MDS-UPDRS) with a score to item 3, 12 ≥ 1,
  • Have access to Internet
  • Have a caregiver available during rehabilitation sessions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have a une cognitive impairment measured by the " Mini-Mental State Examination " (MMSE), with a total score < 24.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03985631

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Contact: Catherine Pagé, MSc 819-780-2220 ext 45421

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Canada, Quebec
Université de Sherbrooke Recruiting
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1K 2R1
Contact: Michel Tousignant, PhD         
Research Centre on Aging Recruiting
Sherbrooke, Canada
Contact: Catherine Pagé    819-780-2220 ext 45421   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Université de Sherbrooke
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Principal Investigator: Michel Tousignant, PhD Université de Sherbrooke

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Responsible Party: Université de Sherbrooke Identifier: NCT03985631    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2020-3253
First Posted: June 14, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Université de Sherbrooke:
Tai Chi
Parkinson Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases