'We call it the shaking illness': perceptions and experiences of Parkinson's disease in rural northern Tanzania
- PO-RR-063-S. // Physical Therapy;May1998, Vol. 78 Issue 5, pS23
Presents a summary of an article entitled `Quality of Life and Parkinson's Disease,' by P.A. Koplas, H.B. Gans, M.P. Wisley, M. Kuchibhatia, T.M. Cutson, D.T. Gold, C.T. Taylor and M. Schenkman.
- Parkinson's disease and younger people: impact on activities. Birleson, Angela // British Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation;Dec2002, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p466
Part I. Discusses the impact of Parkinson's disease on the activities and roles of younger people in Great Britain. Activities of daily living; Accessibility and availability of services for individuals with Parkinson's disease; Social activities.
- DEPRESSION, LONELINESS, AND HEALTH IN AN ADVERSE LIVING ENVIRONMENT: A STUDY OF BEDSPACE RESIDENTS IN HONG KONG. Chau-Kiu Cheung; Kwan-Kwok Leung; Wing-Tai Chan; Kun Ma // Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal;1998, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p151
Issues concerning deleterious effects of an adverse living environment, characterized by crowded, noisy and dirty conditions have been debatable. One way out of this debate is delineating paths through which the living environment affects outcome variables. The resident's perception of the...
- New look Parkinson's charity to campaign for more specialist nurses. Phillips, Joseph // British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing;Mar2010, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p111
The article explores the change of Parkinson's Disease Society on its charity name into Parkinson's UK to promote quality care to Parkinson disease patients in Great Britain in April 2010. It notes that the charity aims to treat and improve the quality of life of the patients. Moreover, it...
- Sialorrhoea and Drooling in Patients with Parkinson's Disease. Merello, Marcelo // Drugs & Aging;2008, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p1007
Although often less recognized than motor symptoms, non-motor effects represent an important source of disability for many parkinsonian patients. Of these non-motor symptoms, sialorrhoea. defined as the inability to control oral secretions resulting in excessive saliva accumulation in the...
- The Usefulness of the Functional Status Questionnaire and Medical Outcomes Study Short Form in Parkinson's Disease Research. Rubenstein, L.M.; Voelker, M.D.; Chrischilles, E.A.; Glenn, D.C.; Wallace, R.B.; Rodnitzky, R.L. // Quality of Life Research;Jun1998, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p279
Parkinson's disease (PD) has no cure and is a progressive neurological disorder with treatment aimed at the maintenance of function and limitation of the symptoms. No extensive studies of the disease's impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) have been conducted. The purpose of this...
- Quality of life in Parkinson's disease: Greek translation and validation of the Parkinson's disease questionnaire (PDQ-39). Katsarou, Zoe; Bostantjopoulou, Sevasti; Peto, Viv; Alevriadora, Anastasia; Kiosseoglou, Gregory // Quality of Life Research;Mar2001, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p159
The Parkinson's disease questionnaire (PDQ-39) is a well-validated British scale for the assessment of health-related quality of life (HQoL) in Parkinson's disease (PD). The PDQ-39 has been translated into Greek and it was applied to 119 Greek PD patients. These patients were classified in...
- Literature Review: CLINICAL ASPECTS. // Current Medical Literature: Parkinson's Disease;2003, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p40
Provides clinical information about Parkinson's disease (PD). Frequency and significance of the striatal toe in patients with parkinsonism; Complications of surgery in patients with PD; Impact of psychological factors on the quality of life in patients with PD.
- Patient preferences and utilities for `off-time' outcomes in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Palmer, Cynthia S.; Schmier, Jordana K.; Snyder, Edward; Scott, Burton // Quality of Life Research;Jul2000, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p819
The purpose of this study was to derive patient preferences and utilities for outcomes associated with treatment of motor fluctuations, or `off-time', for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Visual analog scale (VAS) and standard gamble (SG) approaches were used with 60 patients to determine...