Fear of falling has greater influence than other aspects of gait disorders on quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease.

@article{Broov2009FearOF,
  title={Fear of falling has greater influence than other aspects of gait disorders on quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Hana Bro{\vz}ov{\'a} and Jan Stochl and Jan Roth and Ev{\vz}en Rů{\vz}i{\vc}ka},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={453-7}
}
We assessed the influence of gait disorders (GD) on quality of life (QOL) in Parkinson's disease (PD). In a survey including the PDQ-39 and a new 8-item questionnaire of GD (8-QGD), 491 PD patients estimated their gait at the worst state, the effect of their GD on activities of daily living, compared the severity of GD with the other PD symptoms, evaluated the occurrence of freezing of gait (FOG), levodopa-resistant FOG, falls, activity limitation due to fear of falling (FOF), and the… CONTINUE READING