Parkinson's disease. Quality of life issues.


PD affects many dimensions of quality of life. This article has identified motor and nonmotor features of PD that are directly related to a patient's quality of life. Medication therapy can help to ameliorate some of the symptoms, yet side effects can be as disabling as the symptoms of PD. Nursing care should include assessment, intervention, and evaluation of both physical and psychosocial aspects of care for patients with PD to assist them in achieving maximum functioning.

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@article{Fitzsimmons1993ParkinsonsDQ, title={Parkinson's disease. Quality of life issues.}, author={B Fitzsimmons and Lynda Bunting}, journal={The Nursing clinics of North America}, year={1993}, volume={28 4}, pages={807-18} }