The effects of a mindfulness-based lifestyle programme for adults with Parkinson's disease: protocol for a mixed methods, randomised two-group control study

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Abstract

Parkinson s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in developed countries. There is an increasing interest in the use of mindfulness-related interventions in the management of patients with a chronic disease. In addition, interventions that promote personal control, stress-management and other lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, assist in reducing disability and improving quality of life in people with chronic illnesses. There has been little research in this area for people with PD. METHODS: A prospective mixed-method randomised clinical trial involving community living adults with PD aged
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere003326
Pages (from-to)1 - 8
Number of pages8
JournalBMJ Open
Volume3
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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