Home and community mobility

Title of the study : Home and community mobility in elderly healthy individuals ans patients with Parkinson’s disease

Principle Investigator : Christian Duval, PhD

Co-Investigator : Patrick Boiss, PhD

Site Address : L’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) and Centre de santé et de services sociaux-Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke.

Background : Parkinson’s disease (PD) has significant impact on the autonomy and life quality of people with PD. Indeed, it is important to establish links between the patients living environment and their mobility characteristics in order to minimize the impact of the disease on the functional capacities.

Purpose of the study : The purpose of the study is to measure different aspects of the mobility and determine the impact of the living environment ont the mobility characteristics.