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Fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease: impact on quality of life.
Intern Med. 2011; 50(15):1553-8.IM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of fatigue and factors associated with fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).

METHODS

Fatigue was evaluated using the PD Fatigue Scale, a self-report questionnaire consisting of 16 statements describing the severity of fatigue symptoms. Patients were also evaluated using the Unified PD Rating Scale, Zung Depression Scale, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, the PD Questionnaire-39 (PDQ-39) for assessing quality of life (QOL), and the Apathy Scale.

PATIENTS

We examined 46 consecutive outpatients clinically diagnosed with PD, excluding patients with cognitive impairment.

RESULTS

Fatigue was present in 22 (48%) patients. Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that only QOL-scores and Apathy Scale scores were significant independent variables related to the presence of fatigue.

CONCLUSION

Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with PD, and it is a symptom closely related to impaired QOL.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, Wakayama Medical University, Japan. h-miwa@wakayama-med.ac.jpNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21804280

Citation

Miwa, Hideto, and Takako Miwa. "Fatigue in Patients With Parkinson's Disease: Impact On Quality of Life." Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan), vol. 50, no. 15, 2011, pp. 1553-8.
Miwa H, Miwa T. Fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease: impact on quality of life. Intern Med. 2011;50(15):1553-8.
Miwa, H., & Miwa, T. (2011). Fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease: impact on quality of life. Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan), 50(15), 1553-8.
Miwa H, Miwa T. Fatigue in Patients With Parkinson's Disease: Impact On Quality of Life. Intern Med. 2011;50(15):1553-8. PubMed PMID: 21804280.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease: impact on quality of life. AU - Miwa,Hideto, AU - Miwa,Takako, Y1 - 2011/08/01/ PY - 2011/8/2/entrez PY - 2011/8/2/pubmed PY - 2011/12/14/medline SP - 1553 EP - 8 JF - Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan) JO - Intern Med VL - 50 IS - 15 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of fatigue and factors associated with fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Fatigue was evaluated using the PD Fatigue Scale, a self-report questionnaire consisting of 16 statements describing the severity of fatigue symptoms. Patients were also evaluated using the Unified PD Rating Scale, Zung Depression Scale, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, the PD Questionnaire-39 (PDQ-39) for assessing quality of life (QOL), and the Apathy Scale. PATIENTS: We examined 46 consecutive outpatients clinically diagnosed with PD, excluding patients with cognitive impairment. RESULTS: Fatigue was present in 22 (48%) patients. Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that only QOL-scores and Apathy Scale scores were significant independent variables related to the presence of fatigue. CONCLUSION: Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with PD, and it is a symptom closely related to impaired QOL. SN - 1349-7235 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21804280/Fatigue_in_patients_with_Parkinson's_disease:_impact_on_quality_of_life_ L2 - https://joi.jlc.jst.go.jp/JST.JSTAGE/internalmedicine/50.4954?from=PubMed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -