Welcome to this Current Awareness Bulletin on Parkinson's Disease for Clinical Nurse Specialists.
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- GDNF Trial complete and results are on the way. Parkinson's UK 5 May 2017. Link available here.
- Hurt, CS., Cleanthous, S., Newman, SP. (2017) Further exploration of illness uncertainty; carer's experiences of Parkinson's Disease 32(5): 549-566. Full text available here.
Clinical Nurse Specialists (these articles will cover the CNS role in general or in other specialties).
- CNA position statement : Clinical Nurse Specialist (2017). Canadian Nurse 113(2): 7-7. Full text available here.
- Cox, K., MacLeod, SC., Sim, C., et al (2017). Avoiding hospital admissions in COPD: impact of a specialist nursing team. British Journal of Nursing 26(3): 152-158. Full text available here.
- Queen, V. (2017) Advances in Parkinson's disease. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing Suppl 2 13: 94-95. Full text available here.
- Ju Young Shin., Haberman, B. (2017) Nursing research in Parkinson's disease from 2006-2015: a systematic review. Clinical Nursing Research 26(2): 142 - 156. Full text here.
- Gibson, G., Kierans, C. (2017) Ageing, masculinity and Parkinson's disease: embodied perspective. Sociology of Health & Illness. 39(4): 532-546. Full text available here.
- Chris, T. (2017)How we transformed the care of people with Parkinson's disease. Nursing Older People 29(11): 16-17.
The article reports on the initiative of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board's Parkinson's disease (PD) service to improve services for older patients with the condition. Topics mentioned include the struggle of people with more advanced disease to mobilise in clinic, cost savings shown by financial analysis, and an award won by the PD service for its integration of a pharmacist into the service and the nursing home clinic. Full text available here
- Bognar, S., DeFaria, AM., O'Dwyer, C. et al (2017) More than just dancing: experiences of people with Parkinson's Disease in a therapeutic dance programs. Disability & Rehabilitation39(11): 1073-107.
This article covers the benefits of a dance programme, not only on the physical health of the participants but also on their psycho-social wellbeing. Full text available here.
- Dissanayaka, N., Pye, D., Mitchell, L., (et al). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for anxiety in Parkinson's Disease: outcomes for patients and caregivers. Clinical Gerontologist 40(3): 159-171.
This paper shows positive results for tailored CBT reducing patient anxiety and reducing caregiver burden. Full text available here.
- Haahr, A., Brincks, J., Sorenson, D. (2017) Coping with Parkinson's disease in everyday life: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports 15(5):1288-1297.
This paper provides the background to this Danish study and outlines the methodology used. When complete this may provide insight on how to how patients cope with this (at times) unpredictable disease. Full text available here
- Hendershott, TR., Zhu, D., Llaines, S., Poston, KL. (2017) Domain specific accuracy of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment subsections in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 38:31-34.
Article about the efficacy of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) tool to detect visuospatial and memory impairment. For the full text click here.
For more information on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment - see here.