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Exploring the effects of mental practice on physical activity and autonomy in Parkinson patients.


- candidate number5508
- NTR NumberNTR1735
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR24-mrt-2009
- Secondary IDs08-T-76 MEC Heerlen
- Public TitleExploring the effects of mental practice on physical activity and autonomy in Parkinson patients.
- Scientific TitleMental practice embedded in therapy of patients with Parkinson’s disease in Dutch physiotherapy practices.
- ACRONYMMIND-ParkT: Moving In a New Direction – Parksinson Trial
- hypothesisTo investigate the therapeutic potential of mental practice embedded in daily therapy on the improvement in daily activities of adult patients with Parkinson’s disease. In the Parkinson’s study, MP embedded in therapy will be compared to therapy as usual alone. The additional research question investigates the feasibility of the mental practice-based therapy as judged by the patients and therapists.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedParkinson's disease
- Inclusion criteria1. Clinically diagnosed adult patients with Parkinson’s disease;
2. Sufficient cognitive level and communication skills to engage in mental practice; this is a clinical judgement. Hoehn and Yahr classification: 1-3.
- Exclusion criteriaSevere additional impairments prior to disease onset.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingDouble
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 2-feb-2009
- planned closingdate2-feb-2010
- Target number of participants38
- InterventionsThe experimental group will receive therapy in which mental practice is routinely used with the physical therapy given. Embedded MP will be used.
The control group will receive therapy as usual in accordance with the Dutch Physiotherapy Guidelines for Parkinson’s disease. To compensate for the unguided imagery training, patients in the control group will be motivated to do homework as well (physical training and listening to a relaxation CD).
As the experimental group will receive more attention due to keeping a log and being interviewed, patients in the control group will be instructed to use logs as well and will be interviewed on their opinion on therapy as usual.
- Primary outcomeTo measure if MP improves the performance of activities in the experimental group more than in the control group an 11-point numerical rating scale will be used: 11 point Numerical rating scale assesses changes in the performance of the activity ‘walking’ ranging from 10 (‘excellent’) to 0 (‘poor’) as perceived by the patient and the therapist.
- Secondary outcome1. Timed up and go (TUG - activity level);
2. 10 meter walking test (TML - activity level).
- TimepointsMeasurement dates are at entry in the study for three weeks (T0/ T1/ T2 – baseline) and after a 6 weeks intervention period for three weeks (T3/ T4/ T5). After three months follow-up measurements will take place (T6/ T7/ T8).
- Trial web siteaenp.hszuyd.nl
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDr Susy Braun
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDr Susy Braun
- Sponsor/Initiator Research Centre for Autonomy and Participation
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Research Centre for Autonomy and Participation
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryMental practice as an embedded or additional therapy is getting increased attention in rehabilitation/therapy in different patient populations (stroke, Parkinson’s disease (PD), chronic pain etc.) Systematic reviews of studies undertaken so far in stroke and other pathologies show that there may be some evidence that the technique might be effective. In the Netherlands, little mental practice research is done in private practices in the community. This study investigates whether mental practice can contribute to a quicker and/or a better improvement in patients with Parkinson’s disease in daily living.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD24-mrt-2009 - 23-sep-2009


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