In this study, researchers evaluated the effect of bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation on various measures of Parkinson's disease. Assessments were completed before and after surgery in a double-blind fashion under the following six conditions: (a) on medication, (b) off medication, (c) on medication/on stimulation, (d) on medication/off stimulation, (e) off medication/on stimulation, and (f) off medication/off stimulation. On average, improvement was noted in all areas including the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living Scale, Modified Hoehn and Yahr Staging, and timed tests: In addition, dyskinesia duration and dyskinesia disability were reduced.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses|
|State||Published - Aug 2003|