A study presented at the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders World Congress found that patients with tardive dyskinesia (TD) perceive a greater impact on their quality of life compared with healthcare providers. The respondents rated the extent of TD’s impact across psychological/emotional, physical, professional, and social domains using a 10-point Likert scale.
The results showed that patients and providers both reported the psychological/emotional domain as the most impacted by TD. Patients also reported a greater impact on the physical domain compared with providers. In terms of the professional domain, patients reported a significantly higher impact across all eight subdomains, particularly in interactions at work/school and the ability to perform tasks independently. Overall, patients reported a greater impact of TD across all domains vs providers.
Reference: Perceived impact of tardive dyskinesia differs among patients, health care professionals. Healio. Updated May 17, 2023. Accessed July 6, 2023. https://www.healio.com/news/neurology/20230517/perceived-impact-of-tardive-dyskinesia-differs-among-patients-health-care-professionals