Visual and visuospatial dysfunction is prevalent in Parkinson’s disease (PD). To promote assessment of these often overlooked symptoms, we adapted the PD Vision Questionnaire for Internet administration. The questionnaire evaluates visual and visuospatial symptoms, impairments in activities of daily living (ADLs), and motor symptoms. PD participants of mild to moderate motor severity (n = 24) and healthy control participants (HC, n = 23) completed the questionnaire in paper and web-based formats. Reliability was assessed by comparing responses across formats. Construct validity was evaluated by reference to performance on measures of vision, visuospatial cognition, ADLs, and motor symptoms. The web-based format showed excellent reliability with respect to the paper format for both groups (all P_s < 0.001; HC completing the visual and visuospatial section only). Demonstrating the construct validity of the web-based questionnaire, self-rated ADL and visual and visuospatial functioning were significantly associated with performance on objective measures of these abilities (all P_s < 0.01). The findings indicate that web-based administration may be a reliable and valid method of assessing visual and visuospatial and ADL functioning in PD.
Amick, M.M., Miller, I.N., Neargarder, S., Cronin-Golomb, A. (2012). Web-based Assessment of Visual and Visuospatial Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson’s Disease, 12, Article ID 564812. DOI: 10.1155/2012/564812.
Virtual Commons Citation
Amick, Melissa M.; Miller, Ivy N.; Neargarder, Sandra; and Cronin-Golomb, Alice (2012). Web-based Assessment of Visual and Visuospatial Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease. In Psychology Faculty Publications. Paper 42.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/psychology_fac/42