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Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’s disease
  1. E D Playford
  1. Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG
  1. Correspondence to:
    E D Playford;

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Worse general and mental health for patients receiving rehabilitation?

There is little evidence available to support or explain the role of rehabilitation in progressive neurological disorders, so the paper by Wade et al (this issue, page 158-162) is a welcome contribution.1 The paper examines whether patients with Parkinson’s disease have sustained benefit following a multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation programme. The programme comprised individualised multidisciplinary interventions and a group education programme and was delivered to six patients at a time over six weeks. The findings suggest that six months after randomisation those receiving rehabilitation had worse general and mental health and that their carers had a trend to more strain. This contrasts with findings …

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