Regular Exercise, Quality of Life, and Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis of National Parkinson Foundation Quality Improvement Initiative. Rafferty, M. R., Schmidt, P. N., Luo, S. T., Li, K., Marras, C., Davis, T. L., Guttman, M., Cubillos, F., Simuni, T., & all NPF-QII Investigators (2017). Regular Exercise, Quality of Life, and Mobility in Parkinson's Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis of National Parkinson Foundation Quality Improvement Initiative Data. Journal of Parkinson's disease, 7(1), 193–202. https://doi.org/10.3233/JPD-160912
Research-based exercise interventions improve health-related quality of life (HRQL) and mobility in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). After 2 years, consistent exercisers and people who started to exercise regularly after their baseline visit had smaller declines in HRQL and mobility than non-exercisers. Non-exercisers worsened. The benefit of exercise on HRQL was greater in advanced PD, than mild PD. CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
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