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Health-related-quality-of-life (HRQOL) is severely affected in Parkinson’s disease. In a study of veterans, HRQOL was more impaired in Parkinson’s disease than in those with any other condition.

Gage H, Hendricks A, Zhang S, Kazis L. The Relative Health Related Quality of Life of Veterans with Parkinsons Disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2003; 74(2): 163-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1738285/?tool=pubmed

Reference

Title
The Relative Health Related Quality of Life of Veterans with Parkinsons Disease
Publication
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Gage H, Hendricks A, Zhang S, Kazis L
Volume & Issue
Volume 74, Issue 2
Pages
163-9
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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