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Quality of life and pain in Parkinson's disease: a controlled cross-sectional study

Quittenbam, B H and Grahn, Birgitta LU (2004) In Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 10(3). p.129-136
Abstract
Purpose. To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) and-pain symptoms in patients with PD with a matched control group. To our knowledge, controlled studies of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients within this area are rare. Scope. Fifty-seven patients and 95 controls took part in a self-administered questionnaire study. The instruments were the SF-36, visual analogue scales, pain drawing and pain-specific questions. Conclusions. Pain problems are common in PD patients but also to a large extent in the normal population. HRQL was reduced (p less than or equal to 0.001) for the PD patients on all the scales on the SF-36 and consequently also in the pain dimension. The study indicates that even PD patients, who are optimally diagnosed and... (More)
Purpose. To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) and-pain symptoms in patients with PD with a matched control group. To our knowledge, controlled studies of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients within this area are rare. Scope. Fifty-seven patients and 95 controls took part in a self-administered questionnaire study. The instruments were the SF-36, visual analogue scales, pain drawing and pain-specific questions. Conclusions. Pain problems are common in PD patients but also to a large extent in the normal population. HRQL was reduced (p less than or equal to 0.001) for the PD patients on all the scales on the SF-36 and consequently also in the pain dimension. The study indicates that even PD patients, who are optimally diagnosed and treated by a neurologist, might require additional rehabilitation treatment to improve their HRQL and pain problems. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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health-related quality of life, SF-36, Parkinson's disease, pain
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Parkinsonism & Related Disorders
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129 - 136
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1873-5126
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10.1016/j.parkreldis.2003.12.001
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  abstract     = {Purpose. To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) and-pain symptoms in patients with PD with a matched control group. To our knowledge, controlled studies of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients within this area are rare. Scope. Fifty-seven patients and 95 controls took part in a self-administered questionnaire study. The instruments were the SF-36, visual analogue scales, pain drawing and pain-specific questions. Conclusions. Pain problems are common in PD patients but also to a large extent in the normal population. HRQL was reduced (p less than or equal to 0.001) for the PD patients on all the scales on the SF-36 and consequently also in the pain dimension. The study indicates that even PD patients, who are optimally diagnosed and treated by a neurologist, might require additional rehabilitation treatment to improve their HRQL and pain problems. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Quittenbam, B H and Grahn, Birgitta},
  issn         = {1873-5126},
  keyword      = {health-related quality of life,SF-36,Parkinson's disease,pain},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {129--136},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Parkinsonism & Related Disorders},
  title        = {Quality of life and pain in Parkinson's disease: a controlled cross-sectional study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2003.12.001},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2004},
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