Title

A comparison of Parkinson's disease symptoms and self-reported functioning and well being

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This study was designed to determine if the presence of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia and postural instability and gait abnormalities differentially influence Parkinson's disease patients' ratings of quality of life as measured by the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39). A regression analysis indicated that the presence of postural instability and gait abnormalities and bradykinesia were strongly predictive of PDQ-39 quality of life scores. The presence of tremor and rigidity had little effect on patients' ratings of quality of life.

Publication Date

12-1-1997

Publication Title

Parkinsonism and Related Disorders

ISSN

13538020

Volume

3

Issue

4

First Page

207

Last Page

209

PubMed ID

18591077

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S1353-8020(97)00021-7

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