Activities of daily living and quality of life in persons with newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease according to subtype of disease, and in comparison to healthy controls.
2011 (English)In: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6314, E-ISSN 1600-0404, Vol. 123, no 1, 20-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To describe activity of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (QoL) at first visit to a neurological centre, in patients subsequently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD), according to subtype of disease and compared to healthy controls.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
99 patients and 31 controls were included. Patients were classified into three groups according to predominant symptoms: 50 Postural instability-gait difficulties (PIGD), 37 tremor dominant, 12 indeterminate. Evaluations included ADL-taxonomy, SF-36, and the Parkinson disease questionnaire (PDQ-39).
Patients experienced early on limitations in ADL and QoL compared to controls. Patients with PIGD subtype had already at first visit a worse status, clinically and in ADL and QoL, than patients with tremor dominant type.
Already at first visit to a neurological centre, patients who will eventually receive the diagnosis of PD exhibited restrictions in ADL and QoL. Patients with axial symptoms were affected most.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley , 2011. Vol. 123, no 1, 20-27 p.
activity of daily living, Parkinson’s disease, quality of life
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46450DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2010.01344.xPubMedID: 20199514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-46450DiVA: diva2:438503