Improving Quality of Life in People with Parkinson’s Disease with Neuropalliative Treatments

Takeaway

  • Four quality of life scales were determined to be useful in measuring effectiveness of neuropalliative care treatment in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), however each scale cannot be used interchangeably and should be selected for use appropriately.

Why this matters

  • There is a recent increase in use of palliative care in people with PD however there are no customized clinical tests for quality of life (QOL) in PD.

  • With verified clinical outcomes for measuring QOL in people with PD, the effectiveness of palliative care can be assessed.