• Stato del progetto

    in esecuzione

  • Tipo di progetto

    Progetto competitivo

  • Data di inizio

    01 dicembre 2023

  • Data di fine

    31 dicembre 2024

Fatigue is a common complaint among older adults and is associated with functional decline and mortality (Hardy and Studenski, 2008). In addition, fatigue is a common symptom in neurological diseases, including Parkinson disease (PD) with an estimated prevalence of up to 60% (Kostic et al., 2016) and is associated with decreased quality of life and disability. With aging, one may expect the prevalence of fatigue to increase, given the decline in strength, endurance and muscle power in older people. However, studies have shown counterintuitive results due to avoidance or slowing-down in the activities engaged by older people to avoid the feeling of fatigue (i.e., self-pacing) (Eldadah, 2010). The aim of this study is to investigate the symptom of fatigue, by characterizing its attributes, perceived and performance fatigability across three different populations that commonly experience fatigue: active older and oldest adults from the healthy aging population (65-75 years and >80 years, respectively), and older adults with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Responsabile del progetto
  • Matteo Beretta Piccoli

Membri del progetto
  • Maria Caiata Zufferey

  • Corrado Cescon

  • Emiliano Soldini