Effectiveness of SaeboReJoyce in the Evaluation of the Improvement of the Occupational Performance in Parkinson’s Disease: An Outcome Research

  • Silvia Salviani
  • Marco Tofani
  • Giovanni Fabbrini
  • Antonio Leo
  • Anna Berardi
  • Julita Sansoni
  • Giovanni GaleotoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1008)


The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of SaeboReJoyce in the evaluation of improvement of the occupational performance, in Parkinson’s disease. Six patients with Parkinson’s disease were recruited between June 2018 and September 2018 from the Parkinson’s disease Outpatient Clinic of “Policlinico Umberto I” hospital in Rome. We assessed the effectiveness of SaeboReJoyce in evaluating the improvement of the occupational performance in Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. We chose four different activities that patients performed for five weeks with two weekly sessions. The impact on the quality of life, movements, fine and gross grasps, depression and satisfaction were evaluated. The analysis of the data from the rating scales and the tests shows an improvement in the functionality of the upper limb. The results for the rating scales are not statically significant but clinically relevant, while results for the ReJoyce are in part statistically significant. Our results suggest that the SaeboReJoyce can be a useful instrument not only for the health professional dealing with Parkinson Disease but also for nursing and rehabilitation sciences students for the evaluation of changes in functionality of the upper limb, including both gross and fine motor tasks/grasps, for patients with Parkinson Disease.


SaeboReJoyce ADL IADL Parkinson’s disease Upper limb 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Salviani
    • 1
  • Marco Tofani
    • 2
  • Giovanni Fabbrini
    • 3
  • Antonio Leo
    • 4
  • Anna Berardi
    • 1
  • Julita Sansoni
    • 5
  • Giovanni Galeoto
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Sapienza Università di RomaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Neurorehabilitation UnitBambino Gesù Children’s HospitalRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Human NeurosciencesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.Officine Ortopediche Rizzoli SrlRomeItaly
  5. 5.Department of Public Health and Infectious DiseasesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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