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Examining Factors Related to Health-Related Quality of Life in People with Parkinson's Disease

doi: 10.1097/RNJ.0000000000000269
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Purpose: To present a cross-sectional study conducted to examine the impact of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on patients’ health-related quality of life.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:

1. Describe the manifestations of and treatment approaches for PD.

2. Explain the methodology used to examine the impact of PD on patients’ health-related quality of life.

3. Summarize the results of the study examining the impact of PD on patients’ health-related quality of life.

  1. PD is characterized by four cardinal motor symptoms: resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and
    1. muscle weakness.
    2. postural instability.
    3. vision and hearing loss.
  2. PD has a range of nonmotor symptoms, including
    1. systolic hypertension.
    2. excessively dry skin.
    3. sleep disturbances.
  3. Pharmacological, surgical, and rehabilitative approaches to treating PD focus primarily on
    1. motor dysfunction.
    2. autonomic dysfunction.
    3. communication impairment.
  4. Pfeiffer (2016) has suggested that, compared with PD’s motor symptoms, its nonmotor symptoms
    1. are more responsive to treatment.
    2. can sometimes be more disabling.
    3. have less effect on quality of life.
  5. The authors used the PD Questionnaire-8 to assess eight domains, one of which is
    1. stigma.
    2. nutrition.
    3. spirituality.
  6. A participant who scored 100 on the Unified PD Rating Scale–Part III Motor Examination was considered to have
    1. no motor impairment.
    2. mild motor impairment.
    3. severe motor impairment.
  7. Results of the study indicated that how many of the participants had psychological distress?
    1. nearly one third
    2. slightly more than half
    3. about three quarters
  8. Which of the following domains had the highest mean subscale score?
    1. mobility
    2. cognition
    3. social impact
  9. Compared with the men with PD who participated in the study, the women perceived more
    1. elimination problems.
    2. speech difficulties.
    3. bodily discomforts.
  10. Among the following symptoms, which demonstrated the strongest explanatory power and effect on health-related quality of life for the participants?
    1. anxiety
    2. depressive symptoms
    3. severity of motor symptoms
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