Parkinson's Disease- June 2011






Parkinson’s Disease




This fact sheet provides an overview of recent evidence relevant to Parkinson’s Disease in hospitals and

information on how the “Outreach Librarian Service” can support you to keep up-to-date.


Selected evidence

Best practice guidelines for people with Parkinson’s disease published by the College of Occupational

Therapy specialist section.


Abosch A; Gupte, A; Eberly LE, Tuite     PJ & Nance M

Impulsive behaviour and associated clinical variables in Parkinson’s disease.

Psychosomatics, January 2011, 52(1) p 41-7

Becker C; Brobert GP; Johansson S; Jick SS & Meir CR

Risk of incident depression in patients with Parkinson disease in the UK.

European Journal of Neurology, March 2011, 18(3) p 448-53

Full text available through your personal Athens account.

Bucks RS; Cruise KE; Skinner TC; Loftus AM; Barker RA & Thomas MG

Coping processes and health related quality of life in Parkinson’s disease.

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, March 2011, 26(3) 247-55

Doherty KM; Silveira-Moriyama L; Azulay J; Gershanik OS & Bloem BR

Postural deformities in Parkinson’s disease

The Lancet Neurology, June 2011, p538-549

Full text available through your personal Athens account

Espay AJ; Dwivedi AK; Payne M; Gaines L; Vaughan JE & Maddux BN

Methylphenidate for gait impairment in Parkinson’s disease: a randomized clinical trial.

Neurology, April 2011, 76(14) p 1256-62

Full text available through your personal Athens account.

Foreman KB; Addison O; Kim HS & Dibble LE

Testing balance and fall risk in persons with Parkinson’s disease, an argument for ecologically valid testing.

Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, March 2011, 17(3) p 1667-71

Huber JE & Darling M

Effect of Parkinson’s disease on the production of structured and unstructured speaking tasks: respiratory

physiologic and linguistic considerations.

Journal of Speech Language & Hearing Research, February 2011, 54(1) p 33-46

Full text available through your personal Athens account.

Invernizzi M; Carda S; Viscontini GS & Cisari C

Osteoporosis in Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 2011, 15(5) p 339-346

Leddy B; Crowner E & Earhart GM

Functional gait assessment and balance evaluation system test: reliability, validity and specificity for

identifying individuals with Parkinson disease

Physical Therapy, 2011, 91(1) p 102-113

Lohnes CA & Earhart GM

The impact of attentional, auditory and combined cues on walking during single and dual cognitive tasks in

Parkinson disease.

Gait & Posture, March 2011, 33(3) p 478-83

McLaughlan    D; Hasson F; Kernohan WG; Waldron M & McLaughlin M

Living and coping with Parkinson’s disease: perceptions of informal carers.

Palliative Medicine, March 2011, 25(2) p 177-82

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Muller B; Larden JP; Wentzel-Larsen T; Skeie GO & Tysnes OB

Autonomic and sensory symptoms and signs in incident, untreated Parkinson’s disease: frequent but mild.

Movement Disorders, January 2011, 26(1) p 65-72

O’Sullivan SS; Loane CM; Lawrence AD; Evans AH & Piccini P

Sleep disturbance and impulsive-compulsive behaviours in Parkinson’s disease.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, June 2011, 82(6) p 620-2

Full text available through your personal Athens account.

Ross AM; Mudge AM & Young

Everyone’s problem but nobody’s job: staff perceptions and explanations for poor nutritional intake in older

medical patients.

Nutrition & Dietetics, 2011, 68(1) p 41-46

Schenkman K; McFann A & Baron E

PROFILE PD: profile of function and impairment level experience with Parkinson’s disease—clinmetric

properties of a rating scale for physical therapy practice.

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2011, 34(4) p 182-192

Sixel–Doring F; Schweitzer M; Mollenhaur B & Trenkwalder C

Intraindividual variability of REM sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson’s disease: a comparative

assessment using a new REM sleep behaviour disorder severity scale (RBDSS) for clinical routine.

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, February 2011, 7(1) p 75-80

Soh SE; Morris ME & McGinley JL

Determinants of health-related quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review.

Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, January 2011, 17(1) 1-9

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Vaughan CP; Juncos JL; Burgio KL; Goode PS & Wolf RA

Behavior therapy to treat urinary incontinence in Parkinson’s disease.

Neurology, May 2011, 76(19) p 1631-4

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Walker RW; Dunn   JR & Gray  WK

Self-reported Dysphagia and its correlates within a prevalent population of people with Parkinson’s


Dysphagia, March 2011, 26(1) p 92-6

How can I help you?

Literature search service

I can offer an expert, in-depth literature search service to help you locate the evidence on any health related topic.


If you want to learn to navigate the wealth of available online healthcare information and how to search databases

more effectively, the ‘Trust trainer’ can offer timetabled hands-on training sessions or can provide customised one-

to-one support. Telephone: 0121 424 0583 or email: [email protected]

Current awareness services

If you  need   to  keep  up-to-date    on  a  particular   topic  I can  advise  on  suitable   RSS  feeds   and  help  you  set  up  article

alerts from the major healthcare databases.

Online resources

Whilst  many good    quality resources     are freely available, most       full-text  journals   and the main bibliographic databases

(e.g.  Medline   and  CINAHL)   require   an  Athens   username   and  password.   To  register   for  an       Athens   login  go  to

The  Library  web  pages   contain   detailed   information    about   library  services   and  training   opportunities,    online   request

and    registration     forms    and    several    guides    on    key   online    resources     and    evidence-based      websites    at


The Outreach Librarian is located in the education centre at Heartlands Hospital, on the first floor, next to the Library.

Telephone 0121 424 2503 (42503) or email: [email protected]