Life with Parkinson's Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Pressure Is "OFF"

Trine Hørmann Thomsen, Susanna M Wallerstedt, Kristian Winge, Filip Bergquist

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Abstract

People with Parkinson's disease (PwP) have been suggested to be more vulnerable to negative psychological and psycho-social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our aim was to assess the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in PwP. A Danish/Swedish cohort of 67 PwP was analysed. Health-related quality of life (HRQL), depression, anxiety, apathy, sleep and motor symptom-scores were included in the analysis. Additionally, the Danish participants provided free-text descriptions of life during the pandemic. Overall, the participants reported significantly better HRQL during the COVID-19 period compared with before. Reduced social pressure may be part of the explanation. Despite worsened anxiety, night sleep improved.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)491-495
Antal sider5
TidsskriftJournal of Parkinson's Disease
Vol/bind11
Udgave nummer2
Tidlig onlinedato12 jan. 2021
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2021

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