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Progression and prognostic factors of motor impairment, disability and quality of life in newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease
Motor impairment, disability, and QoL of newly diagnosed Parkinson patients show progression in the first 3 years. Older age at onset predicts worse progression rate of disability and impaired QoL over time. Female sex predicts slower progression of motor impairment and less decline of QoL
15 February 2011
Impulsivity and compulsivity in drug-naïve patients with Parkinson's disease
Similar to the healthy control population, the study found a significant proportion of early PD patients positive for ICDs before starting treatment. It also found a relationship between impulsivity and depression. A detailed behavioral assessment before starting dopaminergic therapy is recommended.
10 February 2011
Measurement of patient-centered outcomes in Parkinson's disease: What do patients really want from their treatment?
Patients' ratings suggested there was substantial variation in functional interference that was generally unrelated to demographic variables. On average, across all domains, patients indicated a 50.32% reduction in symptoms would be successful (range = 40.63-58.23%), regardless of treatment experience.
01 February 2011
The impact of non-motor symptoms on health-related quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease
The results show that non-motor symptoms have, as a whole, a greater impact on HRQoL than motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms progression contributes importantly to HRQoL decline in patients with Parkinson's disease.
24 January 2011
Determinants of health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review
To minimise the impact of PD on HRQOL, it may be necessary to consider the extent to which demographic factors and motor and non-motor symptoms contribute to life quality.
15 January 2011
How common and what are the determinants of sub-optimal care for Parkinson's disease patients: The Milton Keynes community study
Older age, poor cognition and worse mobility were major factors in determining sub-optimal care whilst lower education level and tremor as initial symptom were more modest predictors.
14 January 2011
Urinary 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine correlate with hallucinations rather than motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease
The significant correlation between urinary 8-OHdG levels and hallucinations but not with dementia suggests that hallucinations are likely to have unique but unidentified mechanisms that lead to excessive production of 8-OHdG.
01 January 2011
Decision Support for Treatment of Patients with Advanced Parkinson's Disease
The overall aim of this thesis was to develop, deploy and evaluate new IT-based methods for supporting treatment and assessment of treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease.
23 October 2010
A US survey of patients with Parkinson's disease: Satisfaction with medical care and support groups
We surveyed members of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Disease Registry to assess satisfaction with medical care and to evaluate support group use. Satisfaction was measured on a 5-point Likert scale, with high satisfaction defined as a four or five.
15 October 2010
The challenge of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease
The non-motor symptoms (NMS) of Parkinson's disease (PD) are often poorly recognized and inadequately treated in contrast to motor symptoms and a modern holistic approach to treatment of PD should, therefore, include recognition and assessment of NMS.
01 September 2010
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