The Impact of Depression Symptoms in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Novel Case-Control Investigation



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Jiménez Cebrián, Ana and Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Ricardo and Losa Iglesias, Marta Elena and López López, Daniel and Calvo Lobo, César and Palomo López, Patricia and Romero Morales, Carlos and Navarro Flores, Emmanuel (2021) The Impact of Depression Symptoms in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Novel Case-Control Investigation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (5). p. 2369. ISSN 1660-4601

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Parkinson’s disease is a common neurodegenerative disease and it is known to cause motor disturbances associated with musculoskeletal problems of the locomotor apparatus, and non-motor symptoms, that are believed to have a harmful effect on health, social functioning and mobility. The aim of this study was to evaluate depression in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) compared to subjects who do not have it. The sample consisted of 124 participants (mean age 69.18 ± 9.12). Patients with PD were recruited from a center of excellence for Parkinson’s disease (cases n = 62) and healthy subjects without PD from their relatives and caregivers (control n = 62). The Spanish version of Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI) scores and categories were collected. A clear statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) was evident in the BDI scores between both groups. Parkinson’s patients presented worse results on the BDI = 15.48 ± 7.24 points compared to healthy subjects with BDI = 7.03 ± 6.99 points. Regarding BDI categories, there were statistically significant differences (p < 0.001) for the greater BDI categories in the Parkinson’s group compared with healthy subjects. The depression represents an important potential risk for increased symptoms and negative impact among patients with PD compared with healthy subjects.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:beck depression inventory; depression; Parkinson disease
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Neurosciences
Medical sciences > Psychology
ID Code:71160
Deposited On:10 Mar 2022 15:33
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 09:53

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