The questionnaire survey regarding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Parkinson's disease patients

Toshiki Tezuka, Takashi Osada, Yasuo Terayama, Masahito Kubota, Shohei Okusa, Gen Shiihashi, Shin Ichiro Kubo, Norihiro Suzuki, Jin Nakahara, Morinobu Seki

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Abstract

We conducted the multicenter questionnaire survey targeting patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in order to investigate the impacts on their daily lives and their requests to hospitals in the pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Mainly using open-ended questionnaire, we asked their anxiety, troubles they are facing, and requests toward hospitals in the pandemic of SARS-CoV-2. Two hundred fifth-eight PD patients answered the questionnaire. There were various opinions about anxiety such as "PD patients are susceptible and vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2" (36.8%). Concerning the troubles in the pandemic, the most frequent answer was that they couldn't participate in the rehabilitation and elderly day care (38.4%). Relatively many PD patients requested telemedicine (29.5%), whereas some people hoped face-to-face medical care (8.1%). There were demands about the delivery of medications (50.0%), the establishment of telephone consultations (43.8%), resources for rehabilitation at home (43.8%). The medical care adapted to the anxiety, trouble and requests of PD patients will be required in the era when we have to live with SARS-CoV-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalRinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 28

Keywords

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • anxiety
  • multicenter questionnaire survey
  • quality of life
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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