Supporting Activity Engagement in People with Huntington’s disease: A Phase II Evaluation
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurological disease, which over time results in progressive problems with movement, thinking and behaviour, and ultimately difficulties in undertaking usual activities of daily living. Keeping active can become very difficult for people with HD given the complex and varied problems that they are faced with on a daily basis. This exploratory randomised, controlled multi-site trial will evaluate the ENGAGE-HD physical activity intervention which is a purpose developed home-based activity programme delivered by a trained physical activity coach.
The programme includes an exercise DVD and a Physical Activity Workbook. People with HD who enrol in the will also be asked to attend 3 research assessments (focussing on movement, thinking and activities of daily living) over a 6 month period.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
NISCHR – Neurodem
SEWTU – Behaviour Change
K Hood – SEWTU, Cardiff University
- Email address
- Start date
- Jan. 1, 2013
- End date
- Dec. 31, 2017
- Grant value
- Chief investigators
- Dr Monica Busse
- National Institute for Social Care and Health Research