Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research
The Relatıon Between Qualıtatıve And Qantıtatıve Parameters Of Freezıng And Walkıng In Idıopathıc Parkınson’s Dısease
Assistant Prof Feyzan CANKURTARAN1, Assistant Prof Murat GÜLTEKİN2, Prof Dr Ferhan SOYUER1, Prof Dr Meral MİRZA2, Assistant Prof Gözde ERTÜRK3
1Nuh Naci Yazgan University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Kayseri/TURKEY
2Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Kayseri/TURKEY
3 Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics, Kayseri/TURKEY
Purpose: Our study is planned for determining the relation of some qualitative and quantitative parameters of freezing phenomenon and walking in patients with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease (IPD). Methods: 87 patients (37 -%42.5 female, 50-%57.5 male) in ErciyesUniversity Faculty of Medicine Neurology Department involved in this study. Patients were evaluated by demographic data, Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Hoehn- Yahr Scale, the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), freezing, 6 meter walking time, step count, rotation and related to step parameters. Results: Hoehn- Yahr Scale for the involved patients between 1-3, 14 out of their was 1(%16.1) and 17 out of their was 3 (%19.5). Freezing phenomenon was determined in 34 (%39.1) of the patients. There were no statistically difference between freezing and non-freezing patients about age, gender, education, profession, marital status and MMSE (p>0.05). Statistically difference were obsorved between freezing and non-freezing groups about UPDRS, rotation time 360 degrees from right, rotation time 360 degrees from left, balance defect at 360 degrees right rotation, 6m walking time, step count, hesitating gait, arrhythmic stepping, opening arms outside while walking (p<0.05). Discussion: Our study showed freezing phenomenon effects some walking parameters for IPD. Effect of freezing phenomenon on postural instability and It’s effection balance should be investigated. Also exercise programmes in IPD with freezing phenomenon should focus on walking education.
Keywords: Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease, freezing, walking
How to cite this article:
Feyzan CANKURTARAN, Murat GÜLTEKİN, Ferhan SOYUER, Meral MİRZA, Gözde ERTÜRK. The Relatıon Between Qualıtatıve And Qantıtatıve Parameters Of Freezıng And Walkıng In Idıopathıc Parkınson’s Dısease. International Journal of Aging Research, 2018, 1:7. DOI:10.28933/ijoar-2018-06-0701
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