Health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease: a study of outpatient clinic attenders.

@article{Fitzpatrick1997HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease: a study of outpatient clinic attenders.},
  author={Raymond Fitzpatrick and Viv Peto and Crispin Jenkinson and R C Greenhall and Neil Hyman},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={916-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the validity and responsiveness of a questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease (PD)--the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39)--and to report problems experienced by patients by means of the questionnaire. METHODS Patients completed the PDQ-39 and the SF-36 at baseline and 4 months later. At the same assessments, neurologists rated patients with Hoehn and Yahr and Columbia Scales. RESULTS Evidence for validity of the new… CONTINUE READING

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