Goal-oriented Intervention in Parkinson's Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02938819|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Parkinson's Disease||Other: Goal-oriented upper-limb intervention Other: Standard upper limb intervention||Not Applicable|
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative neurological disorders involving progressive impairment in motor, mood and cognitive functions. Movement disorders have a negative impact on individual's ability to perform well-learned motor skills. These include akinesia, bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor at rest.
A goal-planning process should be useful to ensure that patients agree on the goals of rehabilitation. Thus, the purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of home-based goal-oriented upper limb intervention in patients with Parkinson's disease.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||54 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effects of a Goal-oriented Upper-limb Intervention in Patients With Parkinson's Disease|
|Study Start Date :||August 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2016|
Experimental: Experimental group
Patients in the experimental group received a Goal-oriented upper limb intervention.
Other: Goal-oriented upper-limb intervention
The Goal-oriented upper-limb intervention evaluated patients' expectations and the environmental factors influencing the performance of the specific task were identified for each of the three tasks. Patients were asked to perform the activity at home. After this, the observable target behavior corresponding to the target activity was determined. Then, an occupational and a physical therapist worked together with the patient to identify the assistance required to perform this activity such as human assistance, technical aids, assistive devices or verbal guidance.
Active Comparator: Control group
Patients in the control group received a standard upper limb intervention
Other: Standard upper limb intervention
The standard upper limb intervention involved active upper limb range of motion, manual dexterity involving grasp and manipulation of small pieces such as marbles and stretching upper limb exercises.
- Goals attainment [ Time Frame: Change from baseline goals attainment assessment at 4 weeks. ]Attainment of goals was assessed using the Goal Attainment Scaling, a method for quantifying progress on the achievement of specific goals
- Manual dexterity [ Time Frame: Change from baseline manual dexterity at 4 weeks ]Manual dexterity was assessed using Purdue Pegboard test (one task with the dominant hand, one with the non-dominant hand, one with both hands and assembly task).
- Handgrip strength [ Time Frame: Change from baseline handgrip strength at 4 weeks ]Handgrip strength was assessed using a dynamometer
- Finger prehension force [ Time Frame: Change from baseline finger prehension force at 4 weeks ]Finger prehension force was assessed using a pinch meter
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02938819
|Department of Physical Therapy|
|Granada, Spain, 18071|
|Principal Investigator:||Marie Carmen Valenza, PhD||Universidad de Granada|