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Clinical Trial

Motivational Interviewing and Physical Activity in Parkinson’s Disease

IRB Protocol Number STU00202265


Linda Ehrlich-Jones


We are conducting a study to evaluate ways to increase physical activity in people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Participants in this study will be placed into one of four groups:

  1. motivational interviewing, a counseling/coaching style used to help people change their behavior;
  2. a web-based application for participants to keep track of their physical activity;
  3. a combination of the motivational interviewing and the web-based application; and
  4. an educational program on various issues related to Parkinson’s disease.

Who Can Participate

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Live in the community
  • A diagnosis of Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
  • Be able to walk for a distance of 50 feet or 10 minutes at a time
  • Do NOT currently complete 150 minutes or 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week
  • Currently has and uses a smartphone, tablet, or computer to access the internet


Participants will be compensated for their time

Age Range

Age Range At least 18 years old

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