Boxing to Improve Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness in Individuals with Parkinson Disease: Pilot Study

Macy Urrutia, Cynthia Ivy, Patricia S. Pohl, Linda Denney

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether high-intensity exercise boxing has an effect on sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). Fifteen (male: n = 10; female: n = 5) participants with PD completed biweekly high-intensity boxing sessions for 6 weeks. Outcome measures for sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and depression were taken at baseline, posttraining (7 weeks), and 12 weeks. A repeated-measures multivariate analysis of variance was used to examine changes in sleep and depression. Participation in a 6-week high-intensity boxing program significantly decreased depression, as well as showed trends of improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • boxing
  • daytime sleepiness
  • depression
  • high-intensity exercise
  • nonmotor symptoms
  • Parkinson disease
  • sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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