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Post-DBS change in sleepiness, apathy and QoL scores.

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posted on 18.12.2017 by Panagiotis Bargiotas, Lukas Eugster, Michael Oberholzer, Ines Debove, M. Lenard Lachenmayer, Johannes Mathis, Claudio Pollo, W. M. Michael Schüpbach, Claudio L. Bassetti

One year after STN DBS, (A) ESS mean score was significantly decreased and (B) SAS mean score was significantly increased in relation to the baseline (n = 43–46). PDQ-39 summary index and several dimensions in PDQ-39 (C) and in RAND SF-36 (D) improved significantly in comparison to baseline (n = 32 and 45 respectively); paired t-test *p <0.05 and **p <0.01). Error bars represent the standard error of the mean, SEM. DBS, deep brain stimulation; QoL, quality of life; PDQ-39, Parkinson’s disease questionnaire; RAND SF-36, RAND SF-36-item Health Survey; PHC, physical health composite; MHC, mental health composite.

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