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J Med Life. 2012 Dec 15;5(4):375-81. Epub 2012 Dec 25.

Quality of life in Parkinson's disease.

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Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland. jozefopara@wp.pl

Abstract

In this review report, current possibilities of evaluation of quality of life in Parkinson's disease have been critically presented. Health Related Quality of Life (-HRQoL) comprises a wide spectrum of consequences of the disease. Measurement of quality of life has become increasingly relevant as an outcome parameter, especially in long-term trials. Most of the available QoL instruments depend on patient self-reports. The data can be collected by written questionnaires. There are universal questionnaires of QoL--for many diseases and the specific ones--specially created for one disease. Among universal questionnaires, the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) and the Short-Form Health Status Survey (SF-36) are the most popular in Parkinson's disease. As for specific questionnaires: the Parkinson`s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) and the Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire (PDQL) have been described.

KEYWORDS:

Parkinson`s Disease; Quality of Life; amelioration; disability; fatigue

PMID:
23346238
PMCID:
PMC3539848
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