What is Tandem Cycling?

Category: Exercises

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Generic Name: Cycling/Bicycle Riding

The tandem bicycle or twin is a form of bicycle (occasionally, a tricycle) designed to be ridden by more than one person. The term tandem refers to the seating arrangement (fore to aft, not side-by-side) instead of the number of riders. A bike with two riders side-by-side is called a sociable.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
exercise 2 2
Mobility decreased 1 1
Parkinson's Disease 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Tandem Cycling"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
2

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently doing Tandem Cycling)
Dosage Patients
60 min m,w,f 1
Why Patients Stopped Doing Tandem Cycling (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1
Other 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped doing Tandem Cycling

Duration

Currently Doing Tandem Cycling
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 0
Stopped Doing Tandem Cycling
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
1 33%
Usually
1 33%
Sometimes
1 33%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
2 67%
A little
1 33%
Not at all
0 0%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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2 patient evaluations for Tandem Cycling

parkinohio
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parkinohio
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See parkinohio's full Tandem Cycling history

Oct 22, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mobility decreased: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I have purchased a theracycle and pump it for 60 minutes 3 days a week.

Jan 19, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mobility decreased: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min M,W,F

Jun 11, 2010 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mobility decreased: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: I've just begun this exercise and expect to work up to 45 minutes 5 days a week. I'm doing this because I understand that the Cleveland Clinic is doing research on bicycle riding as a means to reduce PD symptoms.

  • 0 helpful marks
Tomte
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Tomte
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See Tomte 's full Tandem Cycling history

Apr 22, 2010 (Started Jan 27, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for exercise: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I loved both the physical and social aspects. I plan to start again in the fall.

  • 0 helpful marks
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