Session Time: 1:45pm-3:15pm
Location: Hall 3FG
Objective: To investigate the utility and satisfaction of non-motor symptoms questionnaire (NMSQ) application in Thai patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in clinical practice.
Background: Non-motor symptoms (NMS) are common, but often under-recognized by patients, caregivers, or even physicians. NMS Questionnaire is a simple way to evaluate NMS in PD patients. However, it may take time to complete. We developed the NMSQ application, an interactive app for NMS assessment. The app was derived and modified from the validated Thai language Thammasat University NMS Questionnaire (TU-NMS) which consists of 40 questions about NMS and impulse control disorders (ICDs).
Methods: We conducted a preliminary study to assess the usefulness and satisfaction of the NMSQ application. The patients with/without the aid of caregivers were asked to use the app during the outpatient clinic visit. Then, they evaluated the impression and provided comment about the app.
Results: Ten patients participated in the study. The average time to complete the app was 9 minutes. All subjects understood how to use the app without difficulties. The overall satisfaction of the app was favorable (60%) to very favorable (40%). They also agreed that animations and questions provided in the app were informative, easy to understand and follow.
Conclusions: NMSQ application is a useful and effective app for evaluation, record, and monitoring NMS for Thai PD patients in clinical practice. The app is very easy to access and use anywhere. It can save patient’s and physician’s time during their clinic visit.
References: 1. Lolekha P, Kulkantrakorn K. Screening of Non-Motor Symptoms in Thai Parkinson’s Disease Patients with Thammasat University Non-Motor Symptoms Questionnaire (TU-NMS). Thammasat Medical Journal 2015; 15(3): 384-392. 2. Lolekha P, Kulkantrakorn K. Non-Motor Symptoms in Thai Parkinson’s Disease Patients: Prevalence, Manifestation and Health-Related Quality of Life. Neurology Asia 2014; 19(2): 163 – 170.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:P. Lolekha, K. Kulkantrakorn. NMSQ Application: A New Way to Access Non-Motor Symptoms in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2018; 33 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/nmsq-application-a-new-way-to-access-non-motor-symptoms-in-patients-with-parkinsons-disease/. Accessed November 29, 2023.
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