Effects of a Dynamic Upper Limb Orthosis in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Universidad de Burgos
Updated on 29 April 2021


This is a randomized controlled clinical trial aimed at Parkinson's disease patients. Its objective is to evaluate the effects of a dynamic upper limb orthosis to achieve maximum hand functionality, reducing tremor and rigidity


Objective: To assess the effect at 3 and 6 months of the upper limb orthosis, applied for 3 months in the functionality of the affected upper member, manual dexterity, performance of daily living activities and quality of life in Parkinson patients.

Design and setting: A randomized controlled clinical trial of two parallel groups.

Population: 40 patients with tremor and stiffness due to Parkinsons disease will be included, selected by consecutive sampling at the Neurological Service and Stroke Unit of the Burgos University Hospital (Spain)

. Measurements and intervention: Functionality of the affected upper member, manual dexterity, performance of daily living activities and health-related quality of life will be evaluated. All participants will continue to receive the medical treatment indicated to their health status. The intervention group will receive a treatment based on a dynamic orthosis during 3 months. No additional intervention with the participants of the control group will be completed.

Condition Tremor, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease, Muscle Rigidity, parkinson's, parkinson disease, limb tremor, rigidity, rigor
Treatment Dynamic Upper Limb Orthosis
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04815382
SponsorUniversidad de Burgos
Last Modified on29 April 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Diagnosis of Parkinson's disease according to "brain bank" criteria
Parkinson's disease stage 1 to 3 according to the Hoehn and Yahr scale

Exclusion Criteria

Moderate cognitive or language impairment
Musculoskeletal or dermatological diseases in the upper limb
Impossibility of follow-up for 6 months
Difficulty to attend to assessment visits
Allergy to glove composition
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