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dc.contributor.author Bartoshyk, Patrick J.
dc.contributor.author De Bruin, Natalie
dc.contributor.author Brown, Lesley A.
dc.contributor.author Doan, Jon B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-20T20:01:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-20T20:01:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Bartoshyk, P. J., de Bruin, N., Brown, L. A., & Doan, J. B. (2015). Functional improvements associated with upper extremity motor stimulation in individuals with Parkinson's disease. Healthy Aging Research, 4, 12. doi:10.12715/har.2015.4.12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5648
dc.description Sherpa Romeo green journal. Open access article. Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) applies en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: While traditional neurotherapy promotes motor function in people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the benefits may be limited by compounding physical, cognitive, and attentional barriers. Since the nontraditional exercise of ice-skating is proving to positively influence motor function and postural control, the purpose of this study was to explore whether the addition of an upper body sensory-driven motor coordination task (stickhandling) would provide upper extremity neuromotor benefit among people with moderate PD. Methods: Seven non-PD control (CTRL) and 22 PD (14 ON-ICE, 8 OFF-ICE) participants completed three trials of a reaching-to-eat (fine motor) task and a button-push (gross motor) task, PRE-and POST-completion of two dynamic – either on- or off-ice – stickhandling tasks. Reaching-to-eat and button-push scores were compared between time periods (PRE, POST) and groups (CTRL, PD ON-ICE, PD OFF-ICE). Results: CTRL participants demonstrated higher scores when compared to the PD groups. Both PD groups demonstrated an improvement in reaching-to-eat and button-push scores immediately following the intervention. Conclusions: These findings suggest that sport-derived exercise programs may provide neuromotor benefit to people living with PD. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins en_US
dc.subject Motor coordination task
dc.subject Reaching to eat
dc.subject Button push
dc.subject Upper extremity
dc.subject.lcsh Parkinson's disease--Exercise therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Arm--Movements
dc.subject.lcsh Parkinson's disease--Research
dc.title Functional improvements associated with upper extremity motor stimulation in individuals with Parkinson's disease en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US


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