Iranian Journal of Neurology 2018. 17(1):6-10.

Demographic features and clinical characteristics of patients with Parkinson’s disease in Isfahan, Iran
Mehri Salari, Omid Mirmosayyeb, Masoud Etemadifar, Vahid Shaygannejad, Fariborz Khorvash, Mohammad Reza Najafi, Fereshteh Ashtari, Ahmad Chitsaz

Abstract


Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Its worldwide incidence rate varies between 18 and 418 cases per 100000 annually. This cross-sectional study was carried out with the aim to identify the clinical characteristics and demographic features of a huge number of patients with PD in Isfahan, Iran.

Methods: The study was conducted on 987 patients with PD in Isfahan city and checklists were used to evaluate the demographic features and clinical characteristics of the patients.

Results: The mean age of the patients at the time of sampling was 65.40 ± 11.90 years. The study results indicated that the rate of PD among men with 67.3% was twice that of women with 32.7%. The mean duration of the disease was 4.91 ± 4.60 years.

Conclusion: This study showed a considerable rate of PD among the individuals in Isfahan city. In addition, the incidence ratio of men to women was more than the previous studies.


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Parkinson Disease; Demographic; Iran

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