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Quality of life and pain in Parkinson's disease: a controlled cross-sectional study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15036166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 < or = 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.
Birgitta H Quittenbaum; Birgitta Grahn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parkinsonism & related disorders     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1353-8020     ISO Abbreviation:  Parkinsonism Relat. Disord.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-23     Completed Date:  2004-04-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9513583     Medline TA:  Parkinsonism Relat Disord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rehabilitation Centre, Kronoberg County Council, Växjö, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Pain / complications,  epidemiology,  psychology*
Pain Measurement / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Parkinson Disease / complications,  epidemiology,  psychology*
Quality of Life / psychology*
Statistics, Nonparametric

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