Title

Prevalence of Tremor and Parkinson's Disease

Department

neurology

Document Type

Article

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD) in a retirement community, all residents of Carefree, Arizona, aged over 65 years were contacted. All participants completed validated questionnaires for PD and ET, and were examined using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. Of 356 individuals evaluated, 155 (43.5%) had tremor; 73 (20.5%) had ET; 26 (7.3%) had PD; and 56 (15.7%) had postural tremor (PT). Thus, a large percentage of individuals were found to have tremor, in the plurality of whom it could be classified as ET. The number of individuals with Parkinson's disease exceeded our expectations. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Medical Subject Headings

neurology

Publication Date

1996

Publication Title

Parkinsonism and Related Disorders

ISSN

13538020

Volume

2

Issue

4

First Page

205

Last Page

208

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S1353-8020(96)00027-2

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