A national survey of quality of life in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Poor quality of life (QOL) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is significantly associated with uncontrolled non-motor symptoms including pain, depression, confusion, and bothersome hallucinations.

Why this matters

    This study highlights the impact of non-motor symptoms on QOL and indicates that a broader assessment of disease burden may assist in patient-centered care for PD symptom management.