Document Detail


Diagnosis and referral delay in women with Parkinson's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21664587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Gender differences in Parkinson's disease may be attributable to biological and environmental factors as well as health care-seeking behaviors and diagnosis bias.
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this pilot study was to determine whether there are gender discrepancies in diagnosis and time to present to a movement disorder specialist, and to assess whether clinical and referral factors account for these differences.
METHODS: We report data on diagnosis, health care-seeking patterns, and clinical features in men and women with early Parkinson's disease treated at a tertiary care center.
RESULTS: A total of 109 patients with Parkinson's disease (53 women and 56 men; median age at onset, 60.3 years) were included in this study. Although men and women did not differ in time from symptom onset to first physician visit, duration from symptom onset to movement disorder specialist visit was longer in women than in men. The expected duration from onset to movement disorder specialist visit for women was 61% greater than for men in the unadjusted model (P = 0.002).
CONCLUSION: There were gender differences in time to present to a movement disorder specialist in these patients with early Parkinson's disease, and further study in larger samples is warranted.
Authors:
Rachel Saunders-Pullman; Cuiling Wang; Kaili Stanley; Susan B Bressman
Related Documents :
17926827 - Testosterone patch: new drug. don't use to stimulate women's sexual desire.
12083987 - Hormonal therapies in acne.
10506047 - Pre-existing risk factor profiles in users and non-users of hormone replacement therapy...
1860267 - Current status of cyclosporin a in the treatment of membranous, iga and membranoprolife...
17678457 - Avoidance of environmental tobacco smoke among pregnant taiwanese women: knowledge, sel...
23623507 - Altered risk-related processing in substance users: imbalance of pain and gain.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gender medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1878-7398     ISO Abbreviation:  Gend Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-13     Completed Date:  2011-10-06     Revised Date:  2014-04-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225178     Medline TA:  Gend Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by EM Inc USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Delayed Diagnosis
Female
Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination / statistics & numerical data
Parkinson Disease / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
Pilot Projects
Professional-Patient Relations
Referral and Consultation / statistics & numerical data*
Sex Distribution
Women's Health*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K02 NS073836/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; K02-NS073836/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; K23 NS047256/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; K23 NS047256/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; NS26636/NS/NINDS NIH HHS
Comments/Corrections

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Gender-specific differences in fetal cardiac troponin T in pregnancies complicated by placental insu...
Next Document:  Postural configuration affects the perception of earth-based space during pitch tilt.