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The Effect of Balance Training on Postural Control in Patients with Parkinson s Disease Using a Virtual Rehabilitation System

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dc.contributor.author Albiol-Perez, Sergio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gil-Gómez, José-Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Muñoz-Tomás, M.T. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gil Gómez, Hermenegildo es_ES
dc.contributor.author Vial Escolano, Raquel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lozano Quilis, José Antonio es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-15T03:32:54Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-15T03:32:54Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0026-1270 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/148016
dc.description.abstract [EN] Objectives: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor clinical alterations among others. Postural problems have serious consequences for patients, not only limiting their daily life but also increasing some risks, like the risk of fall. Inadequate postural control and postural instability is a major problem in PD patients. A Virtual Motor Rehabilitation System (VMR) has been tested in patients with PD in the intervention period. Our pur-pose was to analyze the evolution of the spatial postural control during the intervention period, to see if there are any changes caused precisely by this intervention. Methods: Ten people with PD carried out 15 virtual rehabilitation sessions. We tested a groundbreaking system based on Virtual Motor Rehabilitation in two periods of time (baseline evaluation and final evaluation). In the training sessions, the participants performed a customizable treatment using a low-cost system, the Active Balance Rehabilitation system (ABAR). We stored the pressure performed by the participants every five hundredths of a second, and we analyzed the patients' pressure when they maintained their body on the left, on the right, and in the center in sitting position. Our system was able to measure postural control in every patient in each of the virtual rehabilitation sessions. Results: There are no significant differences in the performance of postural control in any of the positions evaluated throughout the sessions. Moreover, the results show a trend to an improvement in all positions. This improvement is especially remarkable in the left/right positions, which are the most important positions in order to avoid problems such as the risk of fall. With regard to the suitability of the ABAR system, we have found outstanding results in enjoyment, success, clarity, and helpfulness. Conclusions: Although PD is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, the results demonstrate that patients with PD maintain or even improve their postural control in all positions. We think that the main factor influencing these results is that patients use more of their available cognitive processing to improve their postural control. The ABAR system allows us to make this assumption because the system requires the continuous attention of patients, promoting cognitive processing. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This contribution was partially funded by the Gobierno de Aragon, Departamento de Industria e Innovacion, y Fondo Social Europeo "Construyendo Europa desde Aragon" and by the Programa Ibercaja-CAI de Estancias de Investigacion. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Schattauer GmbH (Methods of Information in Medicine) es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Methods of Information in Medicine es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Virtual Reality es_ES
dc.subject Parkinson's disease es_ES
dc.subject Motor symptoms es_ES
dc.subject Virtual motor rehabilitation es_ES
dc.subject Spatial postural control es_ES
dc.subject.classification LENGUAJES Y SISTEMAS INFORMATICOS es_ES
dc.subject.classification ORGANIZACION DE EMPRESAS es_ES
dc.title The Effect of Balance Training on Postural Control in Patients with Parkinson s Disease Using a Virtual Rehabilitation System es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.3414/ME16-02-0004 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación - Departament de Sistemes Informàtics i Computació es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Organización de Empresas - Departament d'Organització d'Empreses es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Albiol-Perez, S.; Gil-Gómez, J.; Muñoz-Tomás, M.; Gil Gómez, H.; Vial Escolano, R.; Lozano Quilis, JA. (2017). The Effect of Balance Training on Postural Control in Patients with Parkinson s Disease Using a Virtual Rehabilitation System. Methods of Information in Medicine. 56(2):138-144. https://doi.org/10.3414/ME16-02-0004 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.3414/ME16-02-0004 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 138 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 144 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 56 es_ES
dc.description.issue 2 es_ES
dc.identifier.pmid 28244545 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\339235 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Gobierno de Aragón es_ES
dc.contributor.funder European Social Fund es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Fundación Bancaria Ibercaja es_ES


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