The pattern of habitual sedentary behavior is different in advanced Parkinson's disease

Sebastien F. Chastin, Katherine Baker, Diana Jones, David Burn, Malcolm H. Granat, Lynn Rochester

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Abstract

Physical behavior changes in Parkinson's disease (PD), however, objective evidence of this is lacking. This study explored methods to objectively quantify sedentary behavior (SB) in advanced PD with the aim of identifying changes that could impact on the burden of disease. We compared the SB of 17 PD (UPDRS III 29.1 ± 5.5; disease duration 12.5 ± 6.4; H&Y (3 & 4) and 17 aged and gender matched healthy subjects. SB was measured objectively over a 7 day period using the activPAL accelerometer. SB was defined as sitting or lying and described in terms of the volume and pattern of SB. Comparison between PD and controls showed that whilst there was no difference in the volume of sedentary time (P = 0.15), there was a significant difference in distribution (P <0.01) and pattern of accumulation of sedentary time (P <0.01).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2114-2120
Number of pages7
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume25
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Parkinson's disease
  • movement disorders
  • sedentary behaviour

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