Journal of Neurology

, Volume 245, Supplement 1, pp S10–S14

PDQ-39: a review of the development, validation and application of a Parkinson’s disease quality of life questionnaire and its associated measures

  • V. Peto
  • C. Jenkinson
  • R. Fitzpatrick

DOI: 10.1007/PL00007730

Cite this article as:
Peto, V., Jenkinson, C. & Fitzpatrick, R. J Neurol (1998) 245: S10. doi:10.1007/PL00007730

Abstract

Parkinson’s disease is a common degenerative neurological condition. A number of general instruments exist to measure quality of life, but these were not designed to address areas salient to a specific disease. This contribution reviews the development and validation of the PDQ-39, a short 39-item quality of life questionnaire for Parkinson’s disease. PDQ-39 data can be presented either in profile form or as a single index. This report also reviews the development and validation of a briefer measure (PDQ-8) derived from the PDQ-39, and of two summary indices (PDQ-39SI and PDQ-8SI).

Key words Quality of lifeParkinson’s DiseasePDQ-39PDQ-8

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Peto
    • 1
  • C. Jenkinson
    • 1
  • R. Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK Fax: 44 1865 226711 e-mail: viv.peto@dphpc.ox.ac.ukGB