Funding agencies: This study has support from a PADRECC fellowship, the National Institute of Aging, the National Parkinson Foundation, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Ceregene.
Framework for understanding balance dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2013
© 2013 Movement Disorder Society
Special Issue: Gait and Balance in Movement Disorders
Volume 28, Issue 11, pages 1474–1482, 15 September 2013
How to Cite
Schoneburg, B., Mancini, M., Horak, F. and Nutt, J. G. (2013), Framework for understanding balance dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Mov. Disord., 28: 1474–1482. doi: 10.1002/mds.25613
Relevant conflicts of interest/financial disclosures: Fay Horak and OHSU have significant financial interests in APDM, a company that might have a commercial interest in the results of this research and technology. This potential conflict of interest has been reviewed and managed by OHSU and the Integrity Oversight Council. John Nutt serves as a consultant for Neuroderm Ltd, Merck, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck Inc, ONO Pharma, SynAgile Crop, Prexa Inc, and US World Med and has received honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology.
Full financial disclosures and author roles may be found in the online version of this article.
- Issue published online: 16 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 6 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 APR 2013
- Parkinson's disease
People with Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer from progressive impairment in their mobility. Locomotor and balance dysfunction that impairs mobility in PD is an important cause of physical and psychosocial disability. The recognition and evaluation of balance dysfunction by the clinician are an essential component of managing PD. In this review, we describe a framework for understanding balance dysfunction in PD to help clinicians recognize patients who are at risk for falling and impaired mobility. © 2013 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society