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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

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Abstract:

Hariz G-M, Forsgren L. 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.

Acta Neurol Scand: 2011: 123: 20–27.

© 2010 The Authors Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Munksgaard. Objective – 

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). Results – 

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. Conclusions – 

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.

Keywords: Parkinson’s disease; activity of daily living; quality of life

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2010.01344.x

Affiliations: Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Publication date: 2011-01-01

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