Changes of hand preference in Parkinson's disease

Jan Štochl (Lead / Corresponding author), Tim J. Croudace, Hana Brožová, Jiří Klempíř, Jan Roth, Evžen Růžička

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    This study focused on the difference between pre-morbid and current hand preference of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). A survey instrument comprised items measuring pre-morbid and current hand preference and question related to the side of occurrence of initial symptoms. These questions were administered to 471 PD patients. The results show a significant change of pre-morbid right hand preference toward using the left when the side of PD onset was on the right hand and vice versa. Disease duration does not predict the amount of hand preference shift.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)693-696
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Neural Transmission
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


    • Biological Psychiatry
    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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