PADRECCParkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center (Department of Veteran's Affairs)
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In the PADRECC, the MMSE was used by the clinician to evaluate each patient's cognitive status during their initial visit.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by a PADRECC Pilot Project Award from the Philadelphia VA Medical Center to Dr.
A caregiver survey is a brief program-specific internal PADRECC questionnaire that establishes the caregiver's relationship to the patient, current living situation, hours of caregiving provided weekly, need for the presence of a paid care provider, hours of sleep, health status, and coping status.
Abbreviations: ADL = activities of daily living; CDS = Caregiver Distress Scale; DRS-2 = Dementia Rating Scale-2; H&Y = Hoehn and Yahr; MMSE = Mini-Mental Status Examination; PADRECC = Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center; PD = Parkinson's disease; PWP = persons with parkinsonism; SD = standard deviation; S&E ADL = Schwab and England ADL; UPDRS = Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale; VAMC = Department of Veterans Affairs medical center; VAS = visual analogue scale; ZBI = Zarit Burden Inventory.
We would like to thank the Southeast PADRECC for assistance in data collection.