Deterioration of postural deformity in Parkinson's disease patients with punding and hobbyism.

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Summary of "Deterioration of postural deformity in Parkinson's disease patients with punding and hobbyism."

This study aimed to examine whether worsening of postural deformities is seen in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients who exhibit the behavioral disorders punding or hobbyism (P-H), which involve maintaining the same poor posture. The subjects were 80 patients with PD (aged 73.1 ± 8.8 years; duration of disease, 6.4 ± 5.5 years). Using the Japanese-language version of the Questionnaire for Impulsive-Compulsive Disorders in Parkinson's Disease (J-QUIP), a group with P-H alone (P-H only group) and a group without impulsive-compulsive behaviors (non-ICB group) were compared with respect to the angles of forward and lateral trunk flexion while standing at rest. The group with ICBs (ICB group) identified by the J-QUIP consisted of 36 patients (45.0%). Of these, 25 (31.3%) were in the P-H only group. The non-ICB group, who were negative on all items of the J-QUIP, consisted of 44 patients (55.0%). Significantly higher values were seen in the P-H only group compared with non-ICB group for the angle of forward flexion of the trunk (FFT angle, p = 0.04), Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) part II score (p = 0.002), and UPDRS total score (p = 0.007). The FFT angle was increased and activities of daily living decreased in PD patients with P-H.


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Name: Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
ISSN: 1532-2653


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