Most patients (57.4%) completed self-report forms independently and 40.7% of the total required help. Gornick Dopaminergics were subcategorized into carbidopa-levodopa only vs newer medications such as carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone or the dopamine receptor agonists.  M-XMarder Socioeconomic Disparities in Parkinsonism. This is a striking difference that may influence mortality. Arch Neurol.  SM Assessing the impact of ease of administration and tolerability on treatment choices in Parkinson's disease. Our study shows that race and SES influence disease severity and disability related to parkinsonism among patients being treated at an academic Movement Disorders Center.  MEEggers US Census Bureau, State and County QuickFacts—Baltimore City, Maryland. Correspondence: Lisa M. Shulman, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 S Paca St, Ste 3-S-127, Baltimore, MD 21201 (lshulman@som.umaryland.edu). disease diagnosis and treatment in Washington State. Wilson Hemming, J.P., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Anderson, K.E., Fishman, Pan, S., Stutzbach, J., Reichwein, S., Lee, B.K. For overall differences, P < .001 for each outcome. Variation in health services utilization among ethnic populations. 2007 Jan 30;68(5):326-37; Neurology. 2009.  CDCalne  DA Progression of gait disorder and rigidity and risk of death in older persons. United States Department of Health and Human Services; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Any medical decisions should be made in consultation with your doctors. The most common cause of parkinsonism is Parkinson disease (PD), a debilitating, chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder with an incidence rate that increases with age. 6, 7 Since the introduction of levodopa in 1967, numerous additional pharmacologic therapies have been introduced, 8, 9 including dopamine receptor agonists, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and catechol- O … Identifying and addressing widespread health disparities in the United States is an issue of major significance. "There are widespread disparities among Parkinson's patients that are restricting equal utilization of evidence-based care, limiting patients' quality of life, and increasing societal and health care costs," said lead study author Allison Willis, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and … The largest differences were seen on the UPDRS (UPDRS motor score: 27.9 vs 35.1, P < .001 and UPDRS total score: 42.8 vs 53.0; P < .001).  DBGoldstein  R Disparities in the recording of Parkinson's disease on death certificates. Cree One study found that It is unclear whether the incidence and prevalence of PD is the same in white and African American populations in the United States.  PMFreedman Linn One study found that African-Americans were eight  TW  EMSiderowf refer to a specialist. Studies to assess the prevalence of PD in African American populations show varied results.11,12 A review of 20 studies13 concluded that differences in prevalence in African Americans compared with European populations remain unproven. (2014) Knowledge and Attitudes About Parkinson’s Disease Among a The increased use of antipsychotics in elderly African American patients seen in our study has been reported previously.31. The Connections podcast discusses women’s health priorities when it comes to Parkinson’s and the unique symptoms and challenges they face. Lower-income patients were also more likely to be prescribed antidepressants (P = .004), antipsychotics (P = .001), and antidementia agents (P = .03) (Table 4). (2010) Geographic and Ethnic Variation in Parkinson perceptions of aging, and bias are some of the factors that may impact Income was not associated with a difference in the overall use of antiparkinsonian medications; however, 30.0% of patients with incomes less than $30 000 were prescribed newer dopaminergic agents, compared with 47.2% of those making more than $70 000 (P = .002). Evidence of health disparities in PD is growing. Learn more about health disparities and Parkinson's at https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/health-disparities-and-parkinsons-a-primer-on-definitions/ By continuing to use our site, or clicking "Continue," you are agreeing to our, 2020 American Medical Association. Mov Disord Parkinson Disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease of the elderly characterized by motor, cognitive, psychiatric and autonomic features, for which there is no cure. Disclaimer: EthnoMed is designed for educational purposes only and is not rendering medical advice or professional services. The Mini-Mental State Examination score was not included in adjusted models (it was associated with educational level) because of concerns that the test itself may be 1 potential cause for the observed outcome differences (on the causal pathway).  NXie African Americans were also receiving fewer new dopaminergic agents (catechol- O-methyltransferase inhibitors, dopamine agonists, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, 20.6% vs 41.1%; P = .001). Several studies show that African-Americans, at the time 2018 Jul 10;4:21. The disparities in care also included treatment for Parkinson’s disease depression (PDD). The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to help the approximately one million with PD in the United States live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder.  GKissela with Parkinson’s disease in Washington state (2).  DHipps Bennett Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Hemming, Gruber-Baldini, Anderson, Fishman, Reich, Weiner, and Shulman. The level of medical comorbidity was assessed with the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale–Geriatrics (CIRS-G), with the score based on the number and severity of medical disorders by organ system.17 Medications were categorized by class, including dopaminergic medications and antipsychotics. After controlling for age, sex, and geography, African Americans were 4 times less likely to receive any treatment for PD.21 Yacoubian et al22 found that among the cohort of patients in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study, whites were nearly twice as likely to be prescribed medication for PD. Patients with lower educational level were more likely to be prescribed antipsychotics (8.4% with less than a college education vs 4.7% with a college education, P = .01). of diagnosis, often have greater disability and disease severity and are  KE  NSiderowf Objective To compare access to caregiving between men and women with Parkinson disease (PD). Mandell.  PBPham Financial Disclosure: Dr Shulman has received compensation from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Dr Fishman, from Pfizer Incorporated, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, GlaxoSmithKlein plc, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Novartis AG, and Allergan Inc; Dr Reich, from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Cephalon Inc, Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc, and General Electric Company; and Dr Weiner, from EMD Pharmaceuticals Inc, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Santhera Pharmaceuticals, and GlaxoSmithKline plc. Race, education level, and socioeconomic status of  RL Prevalence of Parkinson's disease in populations of African ancestry: a review. Neurology, 66, 142-145. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.21774, 7. Prevalence of parkinsonian signs and associated mortality in a community population of older people. care of Parkinson’s disease are limited, but suggest notable  L Cumulative illness rating scale.  et al. 2007 Jan 30;68(5):384-6; Mov Disord. male life expectancy is 80.  et al. African-Americans and Chinese-Americans are more likely to perceive  CMBernstein Terms of Use| After controlling for covariates, differences diminished but remained significant (7.1-point difference in UPDRS, P < .001; 3.6-point difference in OARS, P < .001).  EStern The strengths of the study include the size and scope of items contained in the Quality of Life & Function Study database.  ALAnderson  AGwinn-Hardy  MMandell Variations in completion rates are reported in Table 2 and Table 3. Other factors may include physician decision-making, patient acceptance of medications, and access to care. "We can accomplish this goal through collaboration across disciplines where health disparities are present and identification of what is unique about disparities in Parkinson's disease."  TAHoward (2014) of Parkinson’s disease patients. © 2020 American Medical Association. Americans (3). less likely to receive treatment for their disease compared to it is estimated to affect around 1 million people. Disparities by income and educational level have been reported in other populations. Parkinson’s disease costs our country $52 billion every year: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security spend $25.4 billion every year on people with Parkinson’s; American families and individuals spend $26.5 billion every year to cover all the other costs of Parkinson’s disease. Patients completed a modified version of the Older Americans Resource and Services disability subscale (OARS).15 This subscale assesses the level of difficulty for 14 daily activities, including 7 activities of daily living and 7 instrumental activities of daily living. Although differences existed between African Americans and whites in level of medical comorbidity (ie, CIRS-G score), the difference was not significant (P = .10). As many as one-third of elderly Americans have features of parkinsonism.4 Its causes are numerous5 and most are irreversible.  JCTang Sixty-six patients with parkinsonism self-identified their race as African American. Richards Cheng et al.  KR Parkinson's disease in populations of African origin: a review. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive movement disorder that affects the lives of =between 500,000 and 1 million Americans (Neurology. Studies have shown that African Americans and other minorities may perceive common medical conditions as natural processes that do not require medical intervention.27,28, Physicians may consciously or unconsciously contribute to health disparities. Because parkinsonism may be characterized by fluctuation of symptoms, patients were instructed to provide 2 responses describing their best and worst level of functioning. The study is published in the December 13, 2010, online edition of Archives of Neurology . Caucasians (4-7).  VA Persistent and growing socioeconomic disparities in disability among the elderly: 1982-2002. That means symptoms of the condition typically worsen over time.  MWGurel Disparities Seen in Care of Parkinson’s Patients : Better Clinical care Associated with Neurologists was often Unavailable to women or Minorities. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease. Major Finding: Women and blacks with Parkinson’s disease both had 23% lower odds of receiving care from a neurologist … “Statistics.” Parkinson’s Foundation, https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkinsons/Statistics. Nonetheless, this study shows greater severity of parkinsonian signs, symptoms, and disability in African Americans. Accepted for Publication: October 5, 2010.  AM  DABeckett  RCHargraves  PWReilly A total of 1090 patients with parkinsonism were evaluated between May 20, 2003, and July 10, 2008. African Americans had greater disability and disease severity (Table 2). Movement disorder neurologists are the experts in diagnosing and Disparities in Access to Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson Lower SES was associated with being older and having greater medical comorbidity, lower cognitive ability, less likelihood of PD, and longer duration of illness. Antiparkinsonian medication use was similar across educational levels except for a difference in the use of newer agents (35.3% with less than a college education vs 43.0% with a college education, P = .002). Healthcare access, patient/physician preferences, cultural The University of Maryland Movement Disorders Center is located in Baltimore, where 64% of the population is African American, mean household income is approximately $30 000, and high school dropout rates are high.25 In contrast, the patient population of the Movement Disorders Center is 93.4% white, 61.2% earn more than $50 000, and 62.7% have completed college.  JABeckett Although disparities remained after controlling for age and comorbidity, lower-income patients tended to be older and have greater medical comorbidity. The average age of diagnosis is 58. Obtained funding: Shulman. Differences between total UPDRS scores in high- and low-income patients from the present study reached nearly 15 points. Disease: A Population-Based Study of US Medicare Beneficiaries. Cotzias  GM Clinical pharmacokinetics of levodopa in Parkinson's disease. Between high (>$70 000) and low (<$30 000) income groups, the UPDRS total score differed by nearly 15 points (35.6 vs 50.4; P < .001) and the total OARS scores were nearly 10 points apart (29.9 vs 20.5; P < .001). The Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)18 was used to assess the severity of parkinsonian signs in all patients. Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Parkinson’s disease across North America.” Nature Partner Journals.  et al. Gilman Information was obtained from 3 sources: patient-reported measures, documented medical history, and neurologic examination. Dr Nabila Dahodwala is the director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Centre and an associate professor at the Pennsylvania Hospital, US. African Americans scored 10 points higher on the total UPDRS than whites. Bach 1. 29, 339-352. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10823-014-9233-x. The demographics of the center did not permit analysis of racial minorities other than African Americans. 2005;20 (3) 315- 321N Dahodwala, MD, M Xie, E Noll, A Siderowf, DS This factor is likely to influence medication management and PD severity ratings; however, the proportion of patients receiving initial or follow-up care was similar across groups.  A The relationship between education and adult mortality in the US.  C Healthy People 2010 initiative launched. Parkinson's disease affects more than 1 million people in the United States annually, with at least 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Parkinson disease severity was higher in African Americans than whites. To improve health care in this patient population, it is important to recognize and study the potential factors limiting access to care.  DTate Our study shows that African Americans are less likely to receive antiparkinsonian medications and less likely to receive the newer medications on the market.  HFong The sample of African Americans is small (n = 66) and our ability to detect differences may have been hindered. The project is a collaboration between P.S., Reich, S.G., Weiner, W.J.  SGreen Methods This was a cross-sectional and longitudinal study among participants with PD enrolled in the National Parkinson Foundation Parkinson's Outcomes Project from 2009 to 2014 at 21 international sites. Based on estimates from a 2018 study by Zelner said that while geographic, race/ethnic, age and socioeconomic disparities in mortality have been key features of the first, second, and ongoing third wave of … More men than women are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease by almost a 2 to 1 margin. The primary outcome measures were presence of a caregiver at the baseline visit, caregiver …  MHSchiffer Hemming JP, Gruber-Baldini AL, Anderson KE, et al.  MNoll The administration of antipsychotic medications was higher in African Americans (12.7% vs 6.1%; P = .04).  JSConnell  LGAndreski  et al.  et al. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, affecting 7-10 million people worldwide, and increasing with age. For example, for the OARS disability scale, 16.9% of whites and 26.7% of African Americans failed to complete the questionnaire. Lleras-Muney neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, affecting 7-10 Fahn Annals of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common age-related Roberts Among people over the age of 65, about 1% have Parkinson’s disease. Neuroepidemiology, 34, 143-151. https://doi.org/10.1159/000275491, 6.  W The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Analysis and interpretation of data: Hemming, Gruber-Baldini, Anderson, Weiner, and Shulman. When well-cared for, people can live with These discrepancies suggest that minorities and those with low SES are less likely to receive specialized care.  LJMayeux parkinsonian symptoms as a part of normal aging, which may contribute to  V Facility and county effects on racial differences in nursing home quality indicators. The disparities in health care are associated with greater disease severity and earlier loss of independence. In the United States, it is estimated to affect around 1 million people.  JRShaw Studies in different patient populations and geographic locations are necessary to confirm these findings. Acquisition of data: Hemming, Anderson, Fishman, Reich, Weiner, and Shulman.  MChaudhuri the same between white and African American populations, but evidence and Shulman, L.M.  CCGorell communities, helping them gain access to specialist care and community services for Parkinson’s disease. All Rights Reserved. Goodwin Cheng et al19 examined quality indicators at medical follow-up among veterans with PD and found that non-Hispanic white patients were more likely than minorities to receive care that adhered to certain quality indicators, particularly treatment of depression. Across all measures of disease severity and disability, significant differences were seen by income and educational level (Table 2). counterparts (9). 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