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Quality of life (QoL) research papers

  • conundrum and confusion Depression and anxiety related subtypes in Parkinson's diseaseDepression in PD may manifest in two clinical phenotypes, one 'anxiousdepressed' and the other 'depressed'. However, a further large proportion of patients can have relatively isolated anxiety. Further study of these putative phenotypes may identify important differences in pathophysiology and other aetiologically important factors. 01 July 2011
  • Quality of Life Friends Couple walking in woods Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Life Balancing PerspectivesThe World Health Organization (WHO) states that globally 35 % of lost health (measured by disability-adjusted life years) is due to brain disease. Furthermore, in the near future, brain disease could overtake cardiovascular disease and cancer as the biggest burden on human health. 01 July 2011
  • Quality of Life Issues Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Life A Patient's PerspectiveQuality of life (QoL) for the person with Parkinson's disease (PD) relies heavily on the effectiveness of communication between patient and healthcare providers. It is only through a successful interaction between clinical expertise and patient experience together with lifestyle choice that the most appropriate management strategies for a person with PD can be devised and implemented. 01 July 2011
  • Medication pills chart stethoscope Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Life A Clinician's PerspectiveThe link between non-motor symptoms and reduced QoL has important implications for the management of PD because the early non-motor symptoms often appear before patients are given antiparkinsonian therapy (as motor symptoms are usually the trigger for starting therapy) and almost every patient with PD has non-motor symptoms. 01 July 2011
  • Medication pills chart stethoscope Multidisciplinary Team Work Can Improve the Care of Families With Parkinson's DiseaseThere are several approaches or models that can be used simple parallel, consultative or collaborative approaches are usually based on informal sharing of information, whereas coordinated, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches involve more formalised teams usually having regular meetings and making group decisions. 01 July 2011
  • Quality of Life Friends Couple walking in woods Innovation and Education to Improve the Management of Parkinson's DiseaseWhile management has advanced since the 1960s with the use of alternative symptomatic treatments, adjunctive agents, electric brain stimulation approaches and new methods of drug delivery, no treatment is currently known that is capable of arresting the progressive nature of the disease. 01 July 2011
  • Quality of Life Friends Couple walking in woods Quality of life in young- compared with late-onset Parkinson's diseaseThe study investigated the effect of age at onset on quality of life in a large Parkinson's disease population (n = 426) using a disease-specific rating scale (PDQ-39) and with careful adjustment for confounding and intermediary factors. 13 May 2011
  • Clasped hands Group patient visits for Parkinson disease. A randomized feasibility trialConclusions: Group patient visits may be a feasible means of providing care to individuals with PD and may offer an alternative or complementary method of care delivery for some patients and physicians. 03 May 2011
  • conundrum and confusion Anxiety and self-perceived health status in Parkinson's diseaseTo examine this question, comprehensive assessments of motor and non-motor symptoms from 249 subjects with idiopathic PD followed in three community-based movement disorders neurology practices were analyzed. 01 May 2011
  • Brain Blind randomized controlled study of the efficacy of cognitive training in Parkinson's diseaseThe study concluded that intensive cognitive training may be a useful tool in the management of cognitive functions in Parkinson's disease. 25 March 2011
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