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    Balance Assessment in Parkinson’s Disease Using Virtual Reality Evidence-based practice includes the integration of patient values and focuses on the most appropriate course of action through clinical expertise and best available research. In order to produce the best research a clinician must form an adequate question and search strategy, critique the research found, critically interpret the findings, and apply them to each patient scenario. For instance, a clinical scenario could be, “Gerald is a 72 year-old male with stage III Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is referred to a physical therapist by his physician. Upon arrival, his main concern is his mobility through the community primarily due to his new balance deficits. The patient enjoys…

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    Literature Analysis

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    The pre-survey will assess the teachers’ bias and expectations for the PLC. Midway through the study teachers will complete a check in (Appendix C) to aid in establishing themes within the PLC environment. At the conclusion of the school year a post-survey (Appendix B) searches to identify the teachers’ behaviors in the PLC and will look at how these behaviors affected instructional practices and student achievement. The pre-survey, final survey, and check point use similar questioning within…

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    Exoskeleton Vs Robot

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    Robot-Assisted Gait Intervention in Parkinson’s Disease Patients with Mild Symptoms: a random controlled trial Kyle Condon Exoskeletons are a developing technology used in gait training, mainly with patients diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or a stroke( 9,6). Some research has been done in patients with other neurological disabilities such as multiple sclerosis (MS), but nothing has been done to address the Parkinson’s disease (PD) population. However, robot-assisted gait training has…

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    Guttmann Scale

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    My dependent variable will be their perception of their latest relationship. To measure this, I will be using a Guttmann scale. This will enable me to incorporate both a dichotomous scale and a Likert scale. A dichotomous scale is when a question has two possible responses. A Likert scale is a type of rating scale that measures how someone feels about a certain topic containing degrees of feeling. With multiple Likert questions in a survey Cronbach’s alpha helps measure its reliability.…

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    Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a progressive loss of control over skeletal muscle movements. This is caused by the degeneration of neurons deep in the brain that play a major role in initiating skeletal muscle movement (Human Biology p 135). There are many people that are affected by these diseases. Numerous tests have been done to improve this painful irritating disease, which worsen as the condition progresses over time. Parkinson’s affects different voluntary movement that people use…

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    Parkinson’s Disease “Parkinson 's disease is the most common serious movement disorder in the world, affecting about 1% of adults older than 60 years” (Samii, Nutt, and Ransom). Parkinson’s disease is not common to younger aged people. This disease does not affect one ethnic or racial group in particularly. Parkinson’s disease can occur in any race or nationality; however, men are more likely to develop this disease rather than women. Parkinson’s can date back to “1817 when James Parkinson…

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    dual-tasking is, what it can tell us about brain function and how it could be important to help provide an early diagnosis of neurological diseases. The essay will also include information about how an early diagnosis has made it easier for people to have a more clear understanding of what they are expected to go through, with a disease such as Parkinson's or Alzheimers. It will also explain how the earlier the diagnosis gives the patient time to find the correct medication for them, to lessen…

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    Colostomy Case Study

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    Colostomy, Adult A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which part of the colon is attached to the front of the abdomen (abdominal wall). The colon is the last part of the digestive tract. It is where water is absorbed from digested food to form stool (feces). A colostomy is done to redirect stool through an opening (stoma) in the abdominal wall. You may need this surgery if you have a medical condition that prevents stool from leaving your body through the usual opening (rectum). A bag will…

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    of all traumatic cerebrum wounds among American kids and youths is caused by sports and recreational exercises. Though football players have helmets, they’re not always guaranteed maximum protection (Jackson 22). In fact, the helmets can, at times, slip off and cause a serious injury. A study discovered that football helmets only prevent ⅕ of the traumatic injuries caused in football versus the other 80% who do not wear a helmet at all. The Adams a2000 gave the best security against…

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    The article “Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease” by Niraj Chokshi is mainly about how Jesse L. Jackson, “a longtime civil rights leader and former Democratic presidential candidate”, announces to the public he has Parkinson's disease (Chokshi 1). In the article, Chokshi mentions the symptoms of the disease which happen because of the damage to the brain. This disease cannot currently be cured, but it can be slowed down by the drug levodopa. Levodopa increases the amount of…

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