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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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BMJ Open 2013 ; 3(10):e003326
Authors: Jenny Advocat, Grant Russell, Joanne Enticott, Craig Hassed, Jennifer Hester, Brooke Vandenberg
Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.
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.
PMID: 24114370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]