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Virtual reality for rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease

  1. Kim Dockx1,*,
  2. Veerle Van den Bergh1,
  3. Esther MJ Bekkers1,
  4. Pieter Ginis1,
  5. Lynn Rochester2,
  6. Jeffrey M Hausdorff3,
  7. Anat Mirelman3,
  8. Alice Nieuwboer1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Movement Disorders Group

Published Online: 15 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010760

How to Cite

Dockx K, Van den Bergh V, Bekkers EMJ, Ginis P, Rochester L, Hausdorff JM, Mirelman A, Nieuwboer A. Virtual reality for rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010760. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010760.

Author Information

  1. 1

    KU Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Heverlee, Belgium

  2. 2

    Newcastle University, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv, Israel

*Kim Dockx, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, Postbus 1501, Heverlee, 3001, Belgium.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 15 OCT 2013




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) exercise interventions for rehabilitation in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). VR exercise interventions will be compared with usual care, a placebo control intervention, or any other exercise intervention without VR. Our primary objective is to determine the effect of VR exercise interventions on gait and balance in patients with PD. Our secondary objectives are to determine the effects of VR exercise interventions on (1) global motor function, (2) cognitive function, (3) activities of daily living, (4) quality of life, (5) number and types of adverse events, and (6) therapy adherence in patients with PD.