The mean age for PD onset was 55+-13 years and the mean total UPDRS
score was 87.
motor score had a moderate positive correlation with [F.
Calculation of the total UPDRS
score and UPDRS
part III proves, that dance therapy affects patients with PD motoric and other diseases motility evaluation criteria.
13] Of our group of patients, 20% had dementia; these patients all also had high UPDRS
which makes a quantitative measuring of the neurological changes and of the impact upon the daily quality of life.
There was no significant correlation between plasma Hcy levels and the duration of PD, disease stage, severity of motor symptoms as determined by UPDRS
II and III, clinical features, and cognitive status as assessed by standardised MMSE (Table 2).
Because PD is regarded as an asymmetric movement disorder, we defined the dominant side as the side with the highest UPDRS
score and most affected by clinical symptoms and the nondominant side as the contralateral side.
The severity of motor symptoms, as assessed by part III of the UPDRS
, improved by 32% Additionally, the rigidity, alternating movements of hands, leg agility, arising from chair, gait, postural instability, posture and bradykinesia were the symptoms that contributed most to the score (33 points) in this scale before the training protocol.
Chouza Treatment: WBV FRT 2011 (19) (random allocation to TUG 3,6,9 Hz) (n = NR) Control: placebo (same position, no vibration) (n = NR) Ebersbach Treatment: WBV on Pull test 2008 (21) oscillatory platform.
For PD patients, testing was performed in the Off-medication and On-DBS conditions, and assessment was executed using the UPDRS
is a 42-item structured observational scale that was designed for universal use by clinicians and researchers in the interest of standardized measurement of PD severity (Fahn et al.
Somewhat surprisingly, none of the five psychological measures that were significant in the univariate analysis remained in the final multivariate model; this probably occurred because all of the psychological scales were strongly correlated with the severity of PD motor symptoms (correlation of the five scale scores with the score on Part III of UPDRS
ranged from 0.