Psychological adjustment has a greater effect on health-related quality of life than on severity of disease in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Suzukamo2006PsychologicalAH,
  title={Psychological adjustment has a greater effect on health-related quality of life than on severity of disease in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Yoshimi Suzukamo and Sadayoshi Ohbu and Tomoyoshi Kondo and Junko Kohmoto and Shunichi Fukuhara},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          761-6
        }
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of psychological adjustment to Parkinson's disease (PD) on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with this condition. One hundred eighty-three patients (77 male, 106 female; mean age, 65.8 years) were evaluated using the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) and the Japanese version of the Nottingham Adjustment Scale (NAS-J). Multiple regression analysis was performed using age and sex as the explanatory variables… CONTINUE READING

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