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Volunteers Needed for the Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial: SPARX3

Apr 22, 2021, 11:11 AM by SCOA
The SPARX3 Study is now recruiting research participants. 

Study Title: Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial: SPARX3

We are seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research trial to learn more about the effects of aerobic exercise on people with Parkinson’s disease. 

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 3 years and are not yet taking medication for your PD symptoms
  • You do not plan to start medication for PD within the next 6 months
  • Are willing to take part in a regular treadmill exercise program 4x/week for 18 months  and participate in study visits periodically for 24 months
  • Are 40-80 years old
  • Are not already participating in a structured exercise program

Principal Investigator:  Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD
Department: UTMB Nutrition & Metabolism

If interested, please contact:
Summer  Chapman, MSN, RN, CCRP
(409) 266-9666

Participants will be recruited under study number: 20-0205

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