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  • Survey Appreciation of humor is decreased among patients with Parkinson's diseaseConclusions: Patients with PD have a decreased sense of humor compared to healthy controls. Utilizing audio methods of presentation and humor in an obvious mode appears to be the preferred approach for eliciting responses to humor in a PD population. 01 February 2012
  • Man with stick Weekly exercise does not improve fatigue levels in Parkinson's diseaseSixty-five percent of the study group were fatigued (n = 24, mean 4.02, SD 1.48). Increased fatigue was associated with lower mobility and activity (P < .05). Individuals participated in a mean of 15 (SD 10) exercise sessions with no significant change in fatigue, mobility, well-being, or physical activity after exercise (P .05). 15 January 2012
  • Survey Relationships between disability, quality of life and prevalence of nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's diseaseDisability and quality of life assessment tools measure psychosocial facets that are similar specifically with regard to physical health component of health-related quality of life, are sensitive enough to capture differences related to disease's progression and increased prevalence of NMS. 01 January 2012
  • Man with stick Relationships between disability, quality of life and prevalence of nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's diseaseParkinson's disease severity is strongly associated with reduced quality of life, increased disability and NMS prevalence. Disability and quality of life assessment tools measure psychosocial facets that are similar specifically with regard to physical health component of health-related quality of life, are sensitive enough to capture differences related to disease's progression and increased prevalence of NMS. 01 January 2012
  • Man with stick Physical inactivity in Parkinson's diseaseThe study quantified daily physical activities in a large cohort of PD patients and another large cohort of matched controls. Moreover, it investigated the influence of disease-related factors on daily physical activities in PD patients. 01 December 2011
  • Clasped hands Parkinson's disease: The non-motor issuesFor the first time clinical trials have been incorporating non-motor measures as outcome measures and clinical recommendations for treatment of non-motor symptoms of PD are being published. This review aims to address some of these topical and real life aspects of modern day management of Parkinson's. 01 December 2011
  • Clasped hands Lack of information and access to advanced treatment for Parkinson's disease patientsDoctors only provided a small proportion of patients with advanced therapy information, despite patients' interest. Hence, improvement is warranted regarding doctor appointments, information about various advanced treatment options, and their availability. 01 December 2011
  • Parkinson's Disease Impact of Anxiety on Quality of Life in Parkinson's DiseaseStepwise regression analyses revealed that anxiety explained 29% of the variance in the PDQ-39 sum score, and depression explained 10% of the variance beyond that accounted for by anxiety. The findings suggest that primary management of anxiety as well as depression may be important to optimizing the quality of life of PD patients. 01 December 2011
  • Man with stick The effects of gait impairment with and without freezing of gait in Parkinson's diseaseObjective: To compare the effects of gait impairment without freezing of gait (FOG) versus FOG without gait impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) on disability and quality of life. 14 November 2011
  • Nature Reviews Volume 7 How might physical activity benefit patients with Parkinson disease?Identifying ways to induce a sustained behavioral change, using specifically tailored programs that address potential barriers such as depression, apathy and postural instability, may lead to an improved quality of life in individuals with PD. 01 September 2011
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