Locomotor activity, enjoyment and perceived exertion from 7v7 football for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Trine Møller, Mads Madsen, Jakob Frederiksen, Finn Nielsen, Esben Elholm Madsen, Peter Krustrup, Malte Larsen

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    The level of daily physical activity decrease with disease severity in patients with Parkinson’s
    disease. Furthermore, inactivity is associated with greater disabilities in daily life and secondary
    complications. Participation in recreational football, organized as small-sided games, on a regularly
    basis show benefits in the health profile and physical capacity in untrained adult men, and
    improves both cardiovascular and metabolic fitness.

    The purpose of this study is to describe locomotor activities, enjoyment and perceived exertion
    during football training for men with Parkinson’s disease.

    14 men from a football team for patients with Parkinson’s disease carried out a 1-h training
    session , during which heart rate (HR), accelerations, effort and distances (total, high intensity and
    sprints) was measured with ZXY radio wave based technology. The participants were 63±6 years
    old (mean±SD), weighed 86±13 kg, had a fat percentage of 17±9 %, a muscle mass of 37±4 kg and
    had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease for 9±6 years. They were all in stage 2-3 of the
    disease. The participants warmed up for 22 min with selected FIFA 11+ drills, after which they
    played 7v7 football on a 40x40 m artificial turf football pitch with 1.5x3 m goals. After each activity
    perceived exertion for lower limbs and total body individually was rated on a visual analogue scale
    (0-10). After the whole session the participants filled out a PACES questionnaire to rate enjoyment
    of the session. Height was measured using a Tanita Leicester Transportable altimeter (Tanita,
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Body composition were measured using an InBody 230
    multifrequency body composition analyser (Biospace, California, USA)

    During 29 min of football (7v7) the participants covered a total distance of 1932±420 m
    (mean±SD), of which 193±139 m was high intensity running. Total effort was 1916±579 AU. In the
    subsequently visual analogue scale the participants rated a perceived exertion for the lower limbs
    to 5.8±2.8 and for total body to 6.1±2.7. The total Paces score was 4.5±2.8.

    It is feasible to conduct football training for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The participants
    enjoyed the training and perceived exertion was medium, meaning that football has great
    potential as a health enhancing activity for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
    Publikationsdato17 maj 2017
    StatusUdgivet - 17 maj 2017
    BegivenhedWorld Conference on science & soccer - WCSS Rennes 2017 - University of Rennes 2, Campus Villejean (Rennes), Place du recteur Henri Le Moal, CS 24307, 35043 Rennes cedex, Frankrig
    Varighed: 31 maj 20172 jun. 2017


    KonferenceWorld Conference on science & soccer - WCSS Rennes 2017
    LokationUniversity of Rennes 2, Campus Villejean (Rennes), Place du recteur Henri Le Moal, CS 24307
    By35043 Rennes cedex


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