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Long-term effect of deep brain stimulation for essential tremor on activities of daily living and health-related quality of life.
Acta Neurol Scand. 2008 Dec; 118(6):387-94.AN

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To report long-term effects of thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) on activities of daily living (ADL) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with essential tremor (ET).

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Nineteen consecutive patients were evaluated at baseline, at a mean of 1 year, then at a mean of 7 years after DBS using Tremor Rating Scale, Mini Mental Test, ADL Taxonomy, Nottingham Health Profile, Life Satisfaction Checklist, Visual Analogue Scale and interview.

RESULTS

There was a decrease of DBS efficacy on tremor between 1 and 7 years post-operatively. The marked improvement in ADL at 1 year was no longer sustained at long-term, except for the ability to eat. Social life remained improved.

CONCLUSION

Although there is a decrease of DBS effect on tremor at 7 years, and even though further ageing and co-morbidities may impact on the well-being of patients, there is still relevant benefit of DBS on few aspects of ADL and HRQoL in patients with ET.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Section of Occupational Therapy, Umeå University, Sweden. gun-marie.hariz@neuro.umu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18616684

Citation

Hariz, G-M, et al. "Long-term Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor On Activities of Daily Living and Health-related Quality of Life." Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, vol. 118, no. 6, 2008, pp. 387-94.
Hariz GM, Blomstedt P, Koskinen LO. Long-term effect of deep brain stimulation for essential tremor on activities of daily living and health-related quality of life. Acta Neurol Scand. 2008;118(6):387-94.
Hariz, G. M., Blomstedt, P., & Koskinen, L. O. (2008). Long-term effect of deep brain stimulation for essential tremor on activities of daily living and health-related quality of life. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 118(6), 387-94. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.01065.x
Hariz GM, Blomstedt P, Koskinen LO. Long-term Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor On Activities of Daily Living and Health-related Quality of Life. Acta Neurol Scand. 2008;118(6):387-94. PubMed PMID: 18616684.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Long-term effect of deep brain stimulation for essential tremor on activities of daily living and health-related quality of life. AU - Hariz,G-M, AU - Blomstedt,P, AU - Koskinen,L-O D, Y1 - 2008/07/08/ PY - 2008/7/12/pubmed PY - 2009/1/10/medline PY - 2008/7/12/entrez SP - 387 EP - 94 JF - Acta neurologica Scandinavica JO - Acta Neurol Scand VL - 118 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To report long-term effects of thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) on activities of daily living (ADL) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with essential tremor (ET). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen consecutive patients were evaluated at baseline, at a mean of 1 year, then at a mean of 7 years after DBS using Tremor Rating Scale, Mini Mental Test, ADL Taxonomy, Nottingham Health Profile, Life Satisfaction Checklist, Visual Analogue Scale and interview. RESULTS: There was a decrease of DBS efficacy on tremor between 1 and 7 years post-operatively. The marked improvement in ADL at 1 year was no longer sustained at long-term, except for the ability to eat. Social life remained improved. CONCLUSION: Although there is a decrease of DBS effect on tremor at 7 years, and even though further ageing and co-morbidities may impact on the well-being of patients, there is still relevant benefit of DBS on few aspects of ADL and HRQoL in patients with ET. SN - 1600-0404 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18616684/Long_term_effect_of_deep_brain_stimulation_for_essential_tremor_on_activities_of_daily_living_and_health_related_quality_of_life_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.01065.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -