Computational protocol: Parkinson’s disease patients’ subjective descriptions of characteristics of chronic pain, sleeping patterns and health-related quality of life

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[…] Comparisons between categorical variables with respect to proportions (presence of different symptoms or characteristics) were done by means of chi-square test or Fisher’s test.When comparing variables of ordinal data type between different categories, the Mann–Whitney U test was used, and median with percentiles were presented.Maximal pain above 7 (VAS ≥ 7) was used as the outcome in a logistic regression model, to explore factors with possible influence on pain.The different domains of HRQoL levels in the study group were compared to mean levels in the Swedish norm population by means of a one sample t-test. As means of HRQoL in the norm population were presented as age- and sex-specific, and means within the study group were calculated as age-specific but not sex-specific, before comparisons we calculated weighted means based on norm data, and weighted by sex distribution in the study group, in order to exclude the sex effect.Data were analyzed with STATISTICA© versions 8.0 and 10.0 (Statsoft Inc, Tulsa, OK) and SPSS© version 18.0 (IBM, Armonk, NJ). […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools Statistica, SPSS
Application Miscellaneous
Organisms Homo sapiens
Diseases Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders, Parkinson Disease, Restless Legs Syndrome