Non Motor Symptoms In Parkinson’s Disease, And The Birth Of Objective Measurement Tools

Non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and the birth of objective measurement tools

ABOUT:

In Australian general practice it is estimated that on average practices will have four patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and a new case of PD every four years. This combined with vague, slow progressive signs and symptoms ‘make it one of the masquerades of general practice’ . Early diagnosis of PD is essential because if left untreated it can produce severe disability in ten to fifteen years. Familiarity with and use of an objective assessment tool can improve diagnostic clarity in early presentations where symptom and signs are less reliable.
GPs are ideally placed to coordinate lifetime holistic care in those diagnosed with PD, and if GPs and specialist care complement each other it will improve the outcomes for patients with PD.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. List non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  2. Describe objective measurement tools that may assist with PD diagnosis
  3. Develop appropriate referral pathways for PD management
Non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and the birth of objective measurement tools
  • Presenter(s):A/Prof Andrew Evans
    Prof Malcolm Horne
  • Host:Western Health
  • Duration:31.41 min
  • Activity ID:109952
  • QI&CPD Points:1
  • Provider:Lateral Connections

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