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J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2015 Feb;122(2):253-6. doi: 10.1007/s00702-014-1245-8. Epub 2014 May 29.

Amplitude-oriented exercise in Parkinson's disease: a randomized study comparing LSVT-BIG and a short training protocol.

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Fachkrankenhaus für Bewegungsstörungen/Parkinson, Paracelsusring 6a, 14547, Beelitz-Heilstätten, Germany, ebersbach@parkinson-beelitz.de.

Abstract

LSVT-BIG is an exercise for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) comprising of 16 1-h sessions within 4 weeks. LSVT-BIG was compared with a 2-week short protocol (AOT-SP) consisting of 10 sessions with identical exercises in 42 patients with PD. UPDRS-III-score was reduced by -6.6 in LSVT-BIG and -5.7 in AOT-SP at follow-up after 16 weeks (p < 0.001). Measures of motor performance were equally improved by LSVT-BIG and AOT-SP but high-intensity LSVT-BIG was more effective to obtain patient-perceived benefit.

PMID:
24872078
DOI:
10.1007/s00702-014-1245-8
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