Effect of Structured Exercise Programme on Functional Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease
Keywords:Parkinson’s disease, physical exercises, structured exercises, functional mobility
Background: Parkinson’s disease is common movement disorder seen in neurological practices but the
management and diagnosis is quite challenging. Physical rehabilitation is commonly used to improve the
health condition and relieve the symptoms along with the pharmacological treatment.
Aim and Objectives: 1.To find the effect of structured exercise programme on functional mobility in
Parkinson’s disease. 2. To evaluate the motor and non-motor symptoms present in Parkinson’s disease. 3. To
find the effect of structured exercises on functional mobility in Parkinson’s disease.
Material and Method: Study was carried out in Department of Neuro physiotherapy, KIMSDU, Karad.
Assessments include Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale [UPDRS] and Hoehn and yahr scale for
Parkinson’s disease. Subjects participated in their respective interventions for 6 weeks. Statistical analysis
was done using instat software. Paired t test was used to calculate the response.
Result: The study included twenty patients were recruited for the study. Out of which 14 were male (70%)
and remaining 6 subjects were female (30%). This is analyzed that outcomes which are clinically significant
were Hoehn and yahr scale of functional mobility in Parkinson’s disease (P value: < 0.0001 and t test: 8.904)
and Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale II and III (P value: < 0.0001 and t test: 10.282). Significant
improvement was observed with the outcome measures used for the study.
Conclusion: Physical exercises can contribute effectively in improving the functional mobility in Parkinson’s
disease and can help to maintain the physical fitness.