Neurophysiological and neuropsychological changes following motor imagery training in people with Parkinson's disease

 

The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta is looking for volunteers to participate in a study titled: Neurophysiological and neuropsychological changes following motor imagery training in people with Parkinson’s disease. 

Who is eligible to participate in the study?

  • males who have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease
  • people who have normal to corrected vision
  • people who are proficient English speakers 

What is required of the participants? 

  • Volunteers will be required to come to the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, located in Corbett Hall at the University of Alberta, six times. 
  • During three of the visits, volunteers’ brain electrical activity will be recorded using electroencephalogram (EEG), and volunteers will be assessed on imagery abilities. These visits will be approximately six weeks apart. 
  • Between the second and third recording session, volunteers will participate in motor imagery training. This will include three in person sessions at Corbett Hall of approximately 30 minutes each, and an at home program explained by the researcher. 
  • There is no known risk for performing EEG. Volunteers may withdraw from the study at anytime. 
  • Compensation will be provided for parking related expenses.

 

University:  University of Alberta

Ethics ID: Pro00073683

Contact:   Kathryn Lambert  or        Dr. Ada Leung

                  kjlamber@ualberta.ca       780 492 2342

 
 
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