This study aimed to compare the effect of a binary and quaternary rhythm protocol on cognition, mental activity, daily life, and quality of life among individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. A two-arm randomized clinical trial with 31 individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, who were allocated to the binary group or quaternary group. Both groups underwent a 12-week intervention. The following variables were analyzed: personal and clinical information; MoCA; UPDRSI and II; PDQ-39. Both intervention groups improved cognition, mental activity, activities of daily living, and quality of life. In addition, there were intergroup differences in total UPDRSII, writing, and hygiene where the quaternary group was superior to the binary group. It concludes that the binary and quaternary rhythm positively influenced and presented similar effects on the complementary treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease on the studied variables. Thus, it is believed that both interventions are possible and feasible for the health professionals involved in the area.
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Kettlyn Hames Alexandre
Clynton Lourenço Corrêa
Adriana Coutinho de Azevedo Guimarães