Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Perceptions of the Impact of Noncontact Boxing on Social and Community Engagement for Individuals With Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA
  • Spalding University, Louisville, KY, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Parkinson's Disease / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Perceptions of the Impact of Noncontact Boxing on Social and Community Engagement for Individuals With Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505142. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5004
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505142. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5004
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore how individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) perceived noncontact boxing to influence their social and community engagement. This study found that those with PD who perceived noncontact boxing positively were positively influenced by it in both their social engagement and their physical and cognitive abilities. This study supports the feasibility of clinicians to utilize community-based, movement-focused activities to assist in the management of PD symptomology.

Primary Author and Speaker: Casey Humphrey

Additional Authors and Speakers: Dana Howell

Contributing Authors: Melba Custer