Prevalence of tremor and Parkinson's disease

Avinash S. Khatter, Matthias C. Kurth, Melanie A. Brewer, Charles T. Crinnian, Joseph F. Drazkowski, Steven S. Flitman, Susan Imke, Sidney A. Spector, Kevin L. Wood, Abraham N. Lieberman

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Abstract

To determine the prevalence of essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD) in a retirement community, all residents of Carefree, Arizona, aged over 65 years were contacted. All participants completed validated questionnaires for PD and ET, and were examined using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. Of 356 individuals evaluated, 155 (43.5%) had tremor; 73 (20.5%) had ET; 26 (7.3%) had PD; and 56 (15.7%) had postural tremor (PT). Thus, a large percentage of individuals were found to have tremor, in the plurality of whom it could be classified as ET. The number of individuals with Parkinson's disease exceeded our expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Lewy bodies
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Khatter, A. S., Kurth, M. C., Brewer, M. A., Crinnian, C. T., Drazkowski, J. F., Flitman, S. S., ... Lieberman, A. N. (1996). Prevalence of tremor and Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 2(4), 205-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-8020(96)00027-2

Prevalence of tremor and Parkinson's disease. / Khatter, Avinash S.; Kurth, Matthias C.; Brewer, Melanie A.; Crinnian, Charles T.; Drazkowski, Joseph F.; Flitman, Steven S.; Imke, Susan; Spector, Sidney A.; Wood, Kevin L.; Lieberman, Abraham N.

In: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Vol. 2, No. 4, 10.1996, p. 205-208.

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Khatter, AS, Kurth, MC, Brewer, MA, Crinnian, CT, Drazkowski, JF, Flitman, SS, Imke, S, Spector, SA, Wood, KL & Lieberman, AN 1996, 'Prevalence of tremor and Parkinson's disease', Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 205-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-8020(96)00027-2
Khatter AS, Kurth MC, Brewer MA, Crinnian CT, Drazkowski JF, Flitman SS et al. Prevalence of tremor and Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 1996 Oct;2(4):205-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-8020(96)00027-2
Khatter, Avinash S. ; Kurth, Matthias C. ; Brewer, Melanie A. ; Crinnian, Charles T. ; Drazkowski, Joseph F. ; Flitman, Steven S. ; Imke, Susan ; Spector, Sidney A. ; Wood, Kevin L. ; Lieberman, Abraham N. / Prevalence of tremor and Parkinson's disease. In: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 1996 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 205-208.
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