2008: Fatigue, mood disorders and sleep problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Project title 2008: Fatigue, mood disorders and sleep problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease
Promotor Prof. Dr. Johan W. Groothoff
Co-promotors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jitse P. van Dijk,MD;  Dr. Jaroslav Rosenberger, MD; Dr. Berrie M. MiddelProf.Dr. Zuzana Gdovinova, MD
PhD student Eva Havlikova, MD
Time period PhD thesis  was defended on 15.12.2008
Financial support UMCG/RUG Groningen, the Netherlands; APVV-20-038305
Description The focus of this study was on fatigue, sleep disturbances and depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease and their impact on quality of life and how they are related to each other. This thesis stresses the importance of recognizing the different aspects of nonmotor features of Parkinson’s disease. The recognition of possible treatable problems and their proper management is extremely important as they may lead to improvement of another nonmotor feature and may thus result in the improvement of the quality of life of PD patients.
Dissertation http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/faculties/medicine/2008/e.havlikova/