March 16, 2022
by Heather Johnson, Neurology Advisor
People with Parkinson disease experience a lower oral health quality of life than people without the disease according to a study in the Netherlands to be published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Oral health quality of life is defined as “a multidimensional construct that reflects factors such as people’s comfort when eating, sleeping, and engaging in social interaction; their self-esteem; and their satisfaction with respect to their oral health.”
The authors collected data between June 2020 and June 2021 using a 3-part electronic questionnaire. The study included 411 historical controls and 341 people with Parkinson disease, all between ages 18 and 75.