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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

Effect of Nordic walking on older adult patients with parkinson's disease


Author(s): Eleni Poimenidou, Paris Iakovidis, Konstantinos Kasimis, Dimitrios Lytras, Stefania Rafailia Ntinou and Antonis Fetlis

Abstract:
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor function with the main features being bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity, and instability.
Aim: The aim of our review is to study the recent literature on the effect of Nordic walking (NW) in older adults with PD.
Method: The Google Scholar, PubMed, and Semantic Scholar databases were searched in English with the following keywords: “Parkinson’s disease and Nordic Walking, and Older adults”. The search was filtered for clinical studies published in 2015 - 2022.
Results: The review included 10 clinical studies with a total sample of 236 PD patients. All studies found an improvement in their evaluated patient parameters.
Discussion and Conclusions: The NW method is an important tool for PD patients and its use has positive results.



DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2023.v5.i1a.436

Pages: 29-32 | Views: 448 | Downloads: 132

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How to cite this article:
Eleni Poimenidou, Paris Iakovidis, Konstantinos Kasimis, Dimitrios Lytras, Stefania Rafailia Ntinou, Antonis Fetlis. Effect of Nordic walking on older adult patients with parkinson's disease. Int J Adv Res Med 2023;5(1):29-32. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2023.v5.i1a.436
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