Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD)

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In the January edition Parkinsonism and related disorders http://bit.ly/dMq5LB Dr. Soh and her team at The University of Melbourne Australia and Orthopaedics and Gait Analysis Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Australia look at demographic and clinical factors that predict the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The motor symptoms that contributed most often to overall life quality were gait impairments.

The LegTutor system has been developed to intensively practice gait virtual functional tasks. The LegTutor can work on both isolated and coordinated exercise practice of the knee and hip. Intensive practice will improve the patients physiological movement ability that will allow them to practice functional walking and decrease the rate of functional movement decline.

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