Freezing of Gait (FOG) symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

The triad of motor disability, cognitive processing speed and affective symptoms are all significant independent predictors of scores on the freezing of gait.

This conclusion was reached by Shine JM et al and published in Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic, Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Australia.
Motor function was scored on section three of the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale questionnaire. A 5-choice reaction time task scored the cognitive processing speed and the Beck Depression Inventory assessed affective disturbance. These scores were compared with Parkinson’s disease patients answers to the self-reported FOG symptoms questionnaire.

 

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