Parkinson's pain is more aching and interfering with social life in Caucasians compared to Indians

Rana, Abdul Qayyum, Qureshi, Abdul Rehman M., Rizvi, Syed Fayyaz H., Mohiuddin, Mohammed M., Syed, Bilal Hussain, Sarfraz, Zainab, and Rana, Ruqqiyah (2019) Parkinson's pain is more aching and interfering with social life in Caucasians compared to Indians. International Journal of Neuroscience, 129 (8). pp. 746-753.

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Objectives: Although there have been numerous studies conducted to better understand Parkinson's disease (PD), the epidemiology of its debilitating non-motor symptoms across different ethnicities remains understudied. Herein we explore the relationship between depression, anxiety and pain in PD patients of Caucasian or Indian ethnicity (PD Caucasians and PD Indians).

Patients and Methods: All patients and healthy age and gender matched controls were assessed via semi-structured interviews for anxiety, pain and depression using structured questionnaires.

Results: PD Indians did not differ from PD Caucasians on anxiety or depression. However, PD Caucasians were more likely to report aching pain by 80 times and dull pain by 108 times compared to PD Indians. PD Indians were 82% less likely to have pain interfering with social activities, and 90% less likely to have pain interfering with relations with others compared to PD Caucasians.

Conclusion: Although an Indo-Caucasian difference may not be detected from mood dysfunction, important differences may exist from the influence of pain interfering with several dimensions of life.

Item ID: 62061
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1563-5279
Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Ethnicity, Pain, Parkinson's disease
Copyright Information: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Date Deposited: 08 May 2020 04:20
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3209 Neurosciences > 320905 Neurology and neuromuscular diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920111 Nervous System and Disorders @ 100%
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