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dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.authorStavitsky, Karinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDurso, Raymonen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Ericaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T17:18:53Z
dc.date.available2012-01-11T17:18:53Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010-3-11en_US
dc.identifier.citationMcNamara, Patrick, Karina Stavitsky, Raymon Durso, Erica Harris. "The Impact of Clinical and Cognitive Variables on Social Functioning in Parkinson's Disease: Patient versus Examiner Estimates" Parkinson's Disease 2010:263083.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2042-0080en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/3164
dc.description.abstractPurpose. To assess the impact of clinical variables on social skills and behaviors in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and patient versus examiner estimates of social functioning. Methods. Twenty-eight patients with PD and 32 controls with chronic disease were assessed with a battery of neuropsychologic, personality, mood, and social function tests. Results. Patients' estimates of their own social functioning were not significantly different from examiners' estimates. The impact of clinical variables on social functioning in PD revealed depression to be the strongest association of social functioning in PD on both the patient and the examiner version of the Social Adaptation Self-Evaluation Scale. Conclusions. PD patients appear to be well aware of their social strengths and weaknesses. Depression and motor symptom severity are significant predictors of both self- and examiner reported social functioning in patients with PD. Assessment and treatment of depression in patients with PD may improve social functioning and overall quality of life.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Research and Development; Medical Research Service; Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (5R01DC007956-03)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE-Hindawi Access to Researchen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2010 Patrick McNamara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Clinical and Cognitive Variables on Social Functioning in Parkinson's Disease: Patient versus Examiner Estimatesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4061/2010/263083en_US
dc.identifier.pmid20948889en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid2951137en_US


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