Abstract Title:

A pilot study evaluating the association between physical activity and cognition among individuals with Parkinson's disease.

Abstract Source:

Disabil Health J. 2017 Jun 1. Epub 2017 Jun 1. PMID: 28596093

Abstract Author(s):

Paul D Loprinzi, Megan M Danzl, Elizabeth Ulanowski, Calli Paydo

Article Affiliation:

Paul D Loprinzi


BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the association between daily physical activity and cognitive function among older adults with Parkinson's disease (PD).

OBJECTIVE: Here we evaluate the association between accelerometer-assessed physical activity and cognition among older patients with PD.

METHODS: Cognition assessed via the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was assessed via accelerometry over a 1-2 week monitoring period.

RESULTS: After adjusting for motor impairment severity, for every 1 min/day increase in MVPA, participants had a 0.09 unit increase in MoCA-determined cognitive function (β = 0.09; 95% CI: -0.003-0.19; P = 0.05). When further adjusting for motor impairment, age and gender, results were unchanged (β = 0.09; 95% CI: 0.004-0.19; P = 0.04).

CONCLUSION: The present study provides suggestive evidence of a favorable association between daily physical activity behavior and cognitive function among adults with PD.

Study Type : Human Study
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