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Does self-reported well-being of patients with Parkinson's disease influence caregiver strain and quality of life?

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Background: The impact of Parkinson's disease (PD) on the quality of life of both patients and their carers has not been well documented. Objective: This study describes the health status of both PD patients and caregivers as measured on a generic measure of health status (SF-12), and then explores to what extent patient self-reported health, as measured on the disease-specific Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39), is associated with carer strain and self-reported quality of life. Metho...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
348-352
Publication date:
2011-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5126
ISSN:
1353-8020
URN:
uuid:34ee250d-d5c3-4b60-9876-763b8310ba6f
Source identifiers:
162202
Local pid:
pubs:162202

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