Comparison of quality of life in Parkinson's patients with and without fatigue

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Azizallah Dehghan 1 , * , Haleh Ghaem 1 , Afshin Borhani Haghighi 2 , Seyed Mansour Kashfi 3 , Bahram Zeyghami 4

1 Master of Epidemiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Associate Professor Department of Neurology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Instructor Department of Public Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

4 Professor Department of Epidemiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

How to Cite: Dehghan A , Ghaem H, Borhani Haghighi A, Kashfi S M, Zeyghami B. Comparison of quality of life in Parkinson's patients with and without fatigue, Hormozgan Med J. 2011 ; 15(1):e88387.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 15 (1); e88387
Published Online: November 03, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 12, 2010
Accepted: November 03, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Quality of life in patients with chronic diseases and its evaluation is
important for suitable intervention actions. This study is designed to evaluate and compare
quality of life in patients with and without fatique.
Methods: This is an analytic study. 108 referential patients with Parkinson's disease in
Shiraz Motahari clinic, participated in this study. Fatigue was measured by fatigue severity
Scale (FSS), quality of life by the PDQL and (SF-36) tools. Hohen & Yahr index for
assessing the severity and stage of disease were used. Data was analyzed by SPSS software
and Chi square, t test, Mann-Whitney and Spearman correlation coefficient.
Results: 67 (62%) of the patient were men and 41 (38%) women. Most of the patients
(38.9%) were in the second stage and Mean±SD age of the patients was 64/49 ± 11/73. 36
(33/33%) persons had symptoms of fatigue, 72 (66.66%) had no symptoms of fatigue.
Patients with higher severity of fatigue were more suffering from disease and stage of their
disease was higher. Quality of life score obtained with both PDQL and SF-36 had significance
difference in both groups of the patients (P<0.05). Quality of life and fatigue showed a
significant inverse correlation in all dimensions of the two questionnaires (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The results showed that quality of life in patients with symptoms of fatigue is
significantly lower than patients without symptoms of fatigue. More effort is necessary to
improve quality of life of these patients.

Keywords

Fatigue – Parkinson Disease - Quality of Life

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