OANA CRICIOTOIU, IULIA-DIANA STANCA, DANIELA-GABRIELA GLAVAN, ROXANA MIRELA LATEA, ADRIAN MITA, VERONICA CALBOREAN, VICTOR GHEORMAN, ION UDRISTOIU, ANDA LORENA DIJMARESCU, DRAGOS VIRGIL DAVITOIU, DAN IONUT GHEONEA THE INFLUENCE OF DIGESTIVE DYSFUNCTIONS ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN PARKINSON DISEASE As a part of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD), the dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract are frequent, being a major complain in the majority of the patients. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of digestive dysfunctions on quality of life in Parkinson’s disease. We included in this study 60 patients with PD, with a disease severity which varied between 2 and 5 on Hoehn and Yahr Scale. Our results showed a low correlation between digestive dysfunctions and the severity of the disease, but a statistically significant correlation between quality of life and the stage of the disease. Also, we observed a statistically significant correlation between digestive dysfunctions and quality of life. Our study revealed that the frequency of digestive dysfunction has correlated with a poor quality of life in any stage of the disease.
Keywords: Parkinson’s disease, digestive dysfunctions, quality of life