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2019 Apr

Psychiatry Investig



Caregiver Burden and Quality of Life in Early and Late Stages of Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease.


Genç F, Yuksel B, Tokuc F E U
Psychiatry Investig. 2019 Apr; 16(4):285-291.
PMID: 31042690.


Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder characterized by motor and non-motor symptoms that affects patients' quality of life and caregiver burden. The aim of our study was to assess the caregiver burden (CB) in early and late stages of disease and to search if there was a relationship between quality of life and CB.