Factors contributing to worsening of quality of life in those with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Those with non-demented Parkinson’s disease (PD) have worse health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and global quality of life (GQoL) compared with healthy individuals, and non-motor symptoms, mood, and gait problems were the most significant contributors to worsening quality of life (QoL).

Why this matters

  • When assessing those with PD, clinicians should ask about non-motor symptoms, mood, and gait problems early in the disease course so that interventions can be implemented to prevent worsening of QoL.