The Influence of Digestive Dysfunctions on Quality of Life in Parkinson Disease

Oana Criciotoiu, Iulia-Diana Stanca, Daniela-Gabriela Glavan, Roxana Mirela Latea, Adrian Mita, Veronica Calborean, Victor Gheorman, Ion Udristoiu, Anda Lorena Dijmarescu, Dragos Virgil Davitoiu, Dan Ionut Gheonea
2019 Revista de chimie (Bucuresti)  
As a part of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson s disease (PD), the dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract are frequent, being a major complain in the majority of the patients. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of digestive dysfunctions on quality of life in Parkinson s disease. We included in this study 60 patients with PD, with a disease severity which varied between 2 and 5 on Hoehn and Yahr Scale. Our results showed a low correlation between digestive dysfunctions and the
more » ... tions and the severity of the disease, but a statistically significant correlation between quality of life and the stage of the disease. Also, we observed a statistically significant correlation between digestive dysfunctions and quality of life. Our study revealed that the frequency of digestive dysfunction has correlated with a poor quality of life in any stage of the disease.
doi:10.37358/rc.19.5.7189 fatcat:yicn3cklqndo3emeg6swovarui