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Parkinson's disease sleep scale

The symptoms of Parkinson's can cause particular problems for people during sleep such as insomnia, restlessness, cramps, incontinence and vivid dreams or hallucinations.

Topic
Service improvement
Symptoms
Treatments and medication
Stage
Complex
End of life
Maintenance
Resource type
Tools
Profession
Doctor (Geriatrician)
GP
Nurse (other)
Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
Occupational therapist
Physiotherapist
Psychologist
Social care assessor
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The Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS) allows health and social care professionals and people with Parkinson’s to self-rate and quantify the level of sleep disruption being experienced in order to target treatment appropriately.

The PDSS has been translated into many languages and so can be applied across cultures. Translated versions can be accessed through Mapi Research Trust – database subscription fee applies. (Chaudhuri K R et al 2002)

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