Dyskinesia, wearing off (WO) and freezing of gait (FOG) are troublesome complications degrading quality of life in the course of Parkinson's disease (PD). Objective: This study evaluated the gross chronological trend of 4 motor complications - peak dose dyskinesia (PDSK), diphasic dyskinesia (DDSK), WO and FOG in a large PD population with stratification by age at disease onset according to the PD duration. Methods: The motor complications of 1212 Korean PD patients were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards models. Results: PDSK and WO appeared first as motor complications and showed accelerated development around the 5 year-PD-duration, while DDSK showed a rather constant development over time and FOG developed around the 10 year-disease duration at an accelerated rate (p<0.001). A younger age at PD onset predicted an earlier appearance of PDSK, DDSK and WO (p<0.001), while an older age at onset (≥60 years) was a predictor for FOG (p=0.014). Conclusion: Motor complications developed with a distinguishing inclination over the PD duration. This study provides insight into the chronological trend of motor complications in PD at a glance.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Parkinson's Disease|
|State||Published - 2019|