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The development and validation of a quality of life measure for the carers of people with Parkinson's disease (the PDQ-Carer)

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Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) can have substantial effects not only on the quality of life of those diagnosedwith the condition but also upon the informal carers who provide support and assistance to them. However, to date no well-validated carer specific quality of life measure has been developed for carers of people with PD. Objective: This paper documents the development and validation of a PD specific carer quality of life scale. Methods: In depth interviews were undertaken with ca...

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Jenkinson, C More by this author
Dummett, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume:
18
Issue:
5
Pages:
483-487
Publication date:
2012-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5126
ISSN:
1353-8020
URN:
uuid:7f467494-d9c3-4c22-9a64-8da8dd2490d0
Source identifiers:
335201
Local pid:
pubs:335201

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