SMARTfit training for Parkinson’s Disease

Effect of SMARTfit training on motor, cognitive functions and brain connectivity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD): a pilot study

Recruitment Information:

Seeking volunteers with following diagnosis: PD Study Type: Interventional
Eligible Ages: 50 - 85 Status: Recruiting
Time Since Diagnosis: Less than 60 years Study Focus: Bradykinesia (slowness of movement), rigidity, Cognitive Deficits, Gait disturbances (e.g., freezing), Postural Instability (falling)

Study Purpose:

This pilot study is to test the effect of combining cognitive training with physical exercise (SMARTfit training) in people with Parkinson’s disease.

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This pilot study is to test the effect of combining cognitive training with physical exercise (SMARTfit training) to improve movement, ability to carry out daily activities, thinking ability, disease biomarkers as well as brain function in people with Parkinson’s disease. Participants will receive two physical training programs (SMARTfit training and conventional physical training). Each training program includes 24 1-hour training sessions, 3 sessions per week for 8 weeks. There will be evaluations before and after each 8-week training. Participants will perform evaluation tests, surveys, and receive a blood draw. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be used to measure brain function. The study will be conducted at University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus. The body of knowledge that will help us understand the types of physical training that may benefit someone with Parkinson's disease. In the future this can have a great impact on the intervention that people with Parkinson’s disease receive.

Phase: Phase 0 Lead Sponsor: University of Southern California
Trial ID: 005188 Sponsor Type: Other
Primary Country: United States Additional Collaborators or Sponsors:
Estimated Enrollment: 12 Study Start Date: March 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018 Source:
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