Burden and health-related quality of life among caregivers of Brazilian Parkinson's disease patients.

  title={Burden and health-related quality of life among caregivers of Brazilian Parkinson's disease patients.},
  author={Francisco Javier Carod-Artal and Hudson Mour{\~a}o Mesquita and Sofia C Ziomkowski and Pablo Mart{\'i}nez-Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  volume={19 11},
PURPOSE To analyze the main determinants of burden and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) in caregivers of Brazilian Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. METHODS Caregivers answered Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Zarit caregiver burden interview (ZCBI) and EQ-5D, a generic measure of HRQoL. Patients were assessed with Hoehn and Yahr (H&Y) staging; Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's disease (SCOPA) Motor, Cognition, Psychosocial and Sleep scales; Non-Motor Symptoms Scale; HADS… CONTINUE READING


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