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Risk Factors of Fatigue in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease in a Polish Population


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1 Chair and Clinic of Neurology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland
2 Department of Biochemistry and Medical Chemistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Powstancow Wielkopolskich 72, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland
3 Medicinkliniken, Lanssjukhuset Ryhov, 551 85 Jonkoping, Sweden
 

Introduction: Fatigue syndrome is one of the nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The aim of the study was assessment of prevalence of fatigue syndrome in PD and answering the question what are the independent risk factors connected with intensity of fatigue in PD. Methods: 114 patients with idiopathic PD (mean age 62.2 + 10.8 years) were enrolled. The fatigue was assessed according to the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). We analyzed associations between fatigue and sex, age, education, duration and severity of the disease, everyday activity, intensity of the main symptoms, treatment, presence of dyskinesias and fluctuations, depression and excessive sleep during the day, and presence of pain and nycturia. Results: The fatigue syndrome was detected in 57.9% of patients. The score in the FSS was 1 to 7 points, 4.3 average. Greater fatigue intensity correlated with higher total daily levodopa equivalent dose. Patients with moderate depression had significantly greater fatigue. Conclusions: Fatigue syndrome affects 57.9% of patients with PD. Use of higher LED and presence of moderate depression are independent risk factors of greater intensity of fatigue.
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Monika Golab-Janowska
Chair and Clinic of Neurology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland
Dariusz Kotlega
Chair and Clinic of Neurology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland
Krzysztof Safranow
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Chemistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Powstancow Wielkopolskich 72, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland
Agnieszka Meller
Chair and Clinic of Neurology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland
Anna Budzianowska
Medicinkliniken, Lanssjukhuset Ryhov, 551 85 Jonkoping, Sweden
Krystyna Honczarenko
Chair and Clinic of Neurology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland

Abstract


Introduction: Fatigue syndrome is one of the nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The aim of the study was assessment of prevalence of fatigue syndrome in PD and answering the question what are the independent risk factors connected with intensity of fatigue in PD. Methods: 114 patients with idiopathic PD (mean age 62.2 + 10.8 years) were enrolled. The fatigue was assessed according to the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). We analyzed associations between fatigue and sex, age, education, duration and severity of the disease, everyday activity, intensity of the main symptoms, treatment, presence of dyskinesias and fluctuations, depression and excessive sleep during the day, and presence of pain and nycturia. Results: The fatigue syndrome was detected in 57.9% of patients. The score in the FSS was 1 to 7 points, 4.3 average. Greater fatigue intensity correlated with higher total daily levodopa equivalent dose. Patients with moderate depression had significantly greater fatigue. Conclusions: Fatigue syndrome affects 57.9% of patients with PD. Use of higher LED and presence of moderate depression are independent risk factors of greater intensity of fatigue.