The impact of sleep and mood disorders on quality of life in Parkinson’s disease patients

@article{Havlikova2011TheIO,
  title={The impact of sleep and mood disorders on quality of life in Parkinson’s disease patients},
  author={Eva Havlikova and Jitse P. van Dijk and Iveta Nagyova and Jaroslav Rosenberger and Berrie Middel and Tatiana Dubayova and Zuzana Lok Gdovinov{\'a} and Johan Willem Groothoff},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={258},
  pages={2222-2229}
}
Sleep disturbances are common and often severe in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their symptoms can be present at any time of day. The purpose of our study was to examine how excessive daytime sleepiness or poor nocturnal sleep quality and mood disorders influence the quality of life (QoL) in PD patients. Ninety-three PD patients from eastern Slovakia were recruited (49.5% males, mean age 68.0 ± 9.5 years, mean disease duration 6.1 ± 5.9 years). Sleep disturbances were measured… CONTINUE READING