Factores asociados a la calidad de vida de sujetos con enfermedad de Parkinson y a la carga en el cuidador

Translated title of the contribution: Factors associated with the quality of life of subjects with Parkinson's disease and burden on their caregivers

M. Rodríguez-Violante*, A. Camacho-Ordoñez, A. Cervantes-Arriaga, P. González-Latapí, S. Velázquez-Osuna

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Abstract

Introduction: Parkinson's disease affects the quality of life of the individual with the disease in addition to creating a burden on the caregiver. Factors related to these effects include motor and non-motor aspects of the disease, as well as traits inherent to the caregiver. Methods: We evaluated subjects with Parkinson's disease using the following instruments: Quality of Life Questionnaire PDQ-8, Movement Disorders Society Unified Parkinson's disease Rating Scale part i to iv (MDS-UPDRS), and Hoehn and Yahr staging. The Zarit Burden Inventory was used to assess all primary caregivers. Major demographic and clinical variables were also recorded. Results: A total of 250 subjects with Parkinson's disease were included, of whom 201 had a primary caregiver. In the multivariate analysis, predictors of poor quality of life for a subject with Parkinson's disease were the MDS-UPDRS I score (β. = .39, P<. .001), MDS-UPDRS II score (β. = .21, P<. .001), and MDS-UPDRS III score (β. = .07, P= .004). Regarding caregiver burden, the MDS-UPDRS II score (β. = .54, P= .007) was the most influential factor. Conclusions: The present study shows a relationship between quality of life for the subject with Parkinson's disease and the caregiver's perceived burden. However, the factors that determine each situation appear to be distinct.

Translated title of the contributionFactors associated with the quality of life of subjects with Parkinson's disease and burden on their caregivers
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)257-263
Number of pages7
JournalNeurologia
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Caregiver burden
  • Motor symptoms
  • Non-motor symptoms
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Primary caregiver
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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