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Kohmoto, J., Ohbu, S., Nagaoka, M., Suzukamo, Y., Kihira, T., Mizuno, Y., Ito, Y., Yamaguti, T., Ohashi, Y., Fukuhara, S. and Kondo, T. (2003) Validation of the Japanese Version of the Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Neurology, 43, 71-76.

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  • TITLE: Effect of Abnormal Posture on Quality of Life in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

    AUTHORS: Kyohei Mikami, Makoto Shiraishi, Tsutomu Kamo

    KEYWORDS: Parkinson’s Disease, Abnormal Postural, Quality of Life, Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ)-39

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Parkinson's Disease, Vol.5 No.2, April 28, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Background: Relationship between abnormal posture and QOL of Parkinson's disease is not clear. Objectives: To clarify the association between quality of life (QOL) and abnormal posture in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and examine which QOL dimensions are involved. Methods: This study retrospectively examined PD patients (n = 57) who had undergone outpatient rehabilitation between January and March 2014. Evaluation items were Modified Hoehn Yahr (H-Y) stage, Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)-Part III score, Timed Up and Go test (TUG, 3-m walking) result, Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ)-39 score, and the angle of forward and lateral trunk flexion in the standing position. Statistical analysis was performed to reveal the relationship between the total PDQ-39 score and individual evaluation items and which QOL dimensions were affected by abnormal posture due to forward or lateral flexion. Results: A total of 38 PD patients (17 men, 21 women; mean age, 73.2 ± 8.6 years) were enrolled. Among the evaluation items, lateral flexion angle showed a significant correlation with the total PDQ-39 score (r = 0.422, P = 0.008). PDQ-39 dimensions showing an association with forward flexion were activities of daily living (ADL) (P = 0.002) and communication (P = 0.007), whereas ADL (P = 0.004), communication (P = 0.021), and social support (P = 0.029) were associated with lateral flexion. Mobility was not associated with forward or lateral flexion. Conclusion: The present findings revealed a correlation between lateral flexion and QOL in PD patients. Among the PDQ-39 dimensions, ADL and communication were associated with abnormal posture.