Article

1 Iconography
Access to the text (HTML) Access to the text (HTML)
PDF Access to the PDF text
Advertising


Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription.
  • If you are a subscriber, please sign in 'My Account' at the top right of the screen.

  • If you want to subscribe to this journal, see our rates

  • You can purchase this item in Pay Per ViewPay per View - FAQ : 30,00 € Taxes included to order
    Pages Iconography Videos Other
    5 1 0 0


Joint Bone Spine
Volume 73, n° 3
pages 298-302 (mai 2006)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jbspin.2005.05.006
Received : 21 July 2004 ;  accepted : 14 May 2005
Back problems in Parkinson's disease: an underestimated problem
 

Fabien Etchepare a, , Sylvie Rozenberg a, Tristan Mirault a, Anne-Marie Bonnet b, Colette Lecorre a, Yves Agid b, Pierre Bourgeois a, Bruno Fautrel a
a Department of Rheumatology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, 47-83 Bld de l'hôpital, 75013 Paris, France 
b Federation of Neurology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, 75013 Paris, France 

*Corresponding author. Tel.: +33 1 42 17 78 21; fax: +33 1 42 17 78 02.
Abstract

Study design. - Cross-sectional survey.

Objectives. - To estimate the extent of back pain in Parkinson's disease (PD).

Summary of background data. - PD is a common and disabling condition during the course of which back pain may develop. In contrast, the literature on the epidemiology of back pain in PD is poor.

Methods. - Patients with PD, seen consecutively in a neurology clinic over a period of 4 months, were inquired about back pain through a self-questionnaire and compared to an age- and sex-matched control group of chronically ill patients.

Results. - The study involved 104 parkinsonians (mean age: 67.3 years) who had had PD for an average of 11.6 years, and 100 controls (mean age: 65.8 years) who had chronic heart disease or diabetes for an average of 14.2 years. Sixty-two parkinsonians and 23 controls reported back pain. The prevalence was 59.6% in the parkinsonian group and 23.0% in the control group (P <0.0001). Pain severity was evaluated with a visual analogic scale and averaged 54±23 mm in parkinsonians and 41±19 mm in control (P <0.0001).

Conclusions. - Chronic back pain is quite common in PD. It is responsible for a substantial functional impact and needs more attention to reduce disability of such patients.

The full text of this article is available in PDF format.

Keywords : Back pain, Parkinson's disease




© 2005  Elsevier SAS. All Rights Reserved.
EM-CONSULTE.COM is registrered at the CNIL, déclaration n° 1286925.
As per the Law relating to information storage and personal integrity, you have the right to oppose (art 26 of that law), access (art 34 of that law) and rectify (art 36 of that law) your personal data. You may thus request that your data, should it be inaccurate, incomplete, unclear, outdated, not be used or stored, be corrected, clarified, updated or deleted.
Personal information regarding our website's visitors, including their identity, is confidential.
The owners of this website hereby guarantee to respect the legal confidentiality conditions, applicable in France, and not to disclose this data to third parties.
Close
Article Outline
You can move this window by clicking on the headline