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Improving postural stability in people with Parkinson's disease using textured insoles. [ 2013 - ]

Also known as: 5015664

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/GNT1048447]

Researchers: Dr Anna Hatton Prof Ewald Hennig Prof Keith Davids Prof Sandra Brauer (Participant) Prof Graham Kerr (Principal investigator)

Brief description Falls are a major health and injury problem for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study we propose to undertake a randomised control trial to determine the efficacy of textured insoles to improve postural stability and reduce falls risk in people with Parkinson’s disease. The success of such an inexpensive device would result in improved health outcomes for individuals and large savings in health care through a reduction in fall-related injuries.

Funding Amount $968,538.00

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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