Assessing the strain on spouses who are caregivers of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients

By comparing the questionnaire responses of Spouse–patient pairs in Japan and Maryland USA researchers from Yamagata University School of Medicine Japan report on how physical, time and financial constraints and spousal depression contribute to caregiver strain. Physical therapists used the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale and the Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living Scale to determine PD severity and disability.




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