A critical appraisal of “Community-based group exercise for persons with Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial”
Aguilar, Jesus R
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The purpose of this critical appraisal was to answer the clinical question: Are non-contact boxing-style fitness programs effective treatments for improving balance and functional mobility in patients with Parkinson’s disease? A literature search was first conducted through a variety of databases. The article chosen was then assessed and the strengths and weaknesses were identified. The article chosen, “Community-based group exercise for persons with Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial,” concluded that non-traditional boxing training did have significant improvements on outcome measures in individuals with PD. Each section of the article was critically appraised, and it was found that the validity of the research study is creditable, and that the strengths of the article outweigh the weaknesses.