This is not the most recent version of the article. View current version (21 DEC 2016)

Intervention Protocol

You have free access to this content

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


This is not the most recent version of the article. View current version (21 DEC 2016)


Additional references

Allen 2011
Bisson 2007
  • Bisson E, Contant B, Sveistrup H, Lajoie Y. Functional balance and dual-tak reaction times in older adults are improved by virtual reality and biofeedback training. Cyberpsychology & Behavior 2007;10(1):16-23.
dos Santos Mendes 2012
  • dos Santos Mendes FA, Pompeu JE, Modenesi Lobo A, Guedes da Silva K, Oliveira Tde P, Peterson Zomignani A, et al. Motor learning, retention and transfer after virtual-reality-based training in Parkinson's disease--effect of motor and cognitive demands of games: a longitudinal, controlled clinical study. Physiotherapy 2012;98(3):217-23.
Hawkes 2010
Higgins 2008
  • Higgind JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.0.1 [updated September 2008]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2008. Available from
Holden 2005
Lees 2009
Muangpaisan 2011
  • Muangpaisan W, Mathews A, Hori H, Seidel D. A systematic review of the worldwide prevalence and incidence of Parkinson's disease. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 2011;94(6):749-55.
Nieuwboer 2009
  • Nieuwboer A, Rochester L, Müncks L, Swinnen SP. Motor learning in Parkinson's disease: limitations and potential for rehabilitation. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2009;15 Suppl 3:S53-8.
Taylor 2011
  • Taylor MJ, McCormick D, Shawis T, Impson R, Griffin M. Activity-promoting gaming systems in exercise and rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 2011;48(10):1171-86.
Tomlinson 2012
  • Tomlinson CL, Patel S, Meek C, Clarke CE, Stowe R, Shah L, et al. Physiotherapy versus placebo or no intervention in Parkinson's disease. Cochrance Database of Systematic Reviews 2012;8:CD002817.
Van Nimwegen 2011
  • Van Nimwege M, Speelman AD, Hofman-van Rossum EJ, Overeem S, Deeg DJ, Borm GF, et al. Physical inactivity in Parkinson's disease. Neurology 2011;258(12):2214-21.
Zyda 2005