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Table 1 Non-motor symptoms in the studied patients by NMS-Quest

From: Non-motor symptoms in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease patients

  Yes No
Dribbling of saliva during the daytime 2 (4.9%) 39 (95.1%)
Loss or change in your ability to taste or smell 4 (9.7%) 37 (90.3%)
Difficulty swallowing food or drinking or problems with choking 0 41 (100%)
Vomiting or feelings of sickness (nausea) 4 (9.7%) 37 (90.3%)
Constipation (less than three bowel movements a week) or having to strain to pass a stool 30 (73.1%) 11 (26.9%)
Bowel (fecal) incontinence 0 41 (100%)
Feeling that your bowel emptying is incomplete after having been to the toilet 9 (21.9%) 32 (78.1%)
A sense of urgency to pass urine makes you rush to the toilet 11 (26.9%) 30 (73.1%)
Getting up regularly at night to pass urine 15 (36.6%) 26 (63.4%)
Unexplained pains (not due to known conditions such as arthritis) 2 (4.9%) 38 (95.1%)
Unexplained change in weight (not due to change in diet) 0 41 (100%)
Problems remembering things that have happened recently or forgetting to do things 11 (26.9%) 30 (73.1%)
Loss of interest in what is happening around you or in doing things 19 (47.5%) 22 (53.6%)
Seeing or hearing things you know or are told they are not there 11 (26.9%) 30 (73.1%)
Difficulty concentrating or staying focused 9 (21.9%) 32 (78.1%)
Feeling sad, “low,” or “blue” 19 (47.5%) 22 (53.6%)
Feeling anxious, frightened, or panicky 13 (31.7%) 28 (68.3%)
Feeling less interested in sex or more interested in sex 25 (61%) 16 (39%)
Finding it difficult to have sex when you try 19 (47.5%) 22 (53.6%)
Feeling light-headed, dizzy, or weak standing from sitting or lying 6 (14.6%) 35 (85.4%)
Falling 0 41 (100%)
Finding it difficult to stay awake during activities such as working, driving, or eating 2 (4.9%) 39 (95.1%)
Difficulty getting to sleep at night or staying asleep at night 14 (34.1%) 27 (65.9%)
Intense, vivid, or frightening dreams 9 (21.9%) 22 (55%)
Talking or moving about in your sleep, as if you are “acting out” a dream 0 41 (100%)
Unpleasant sensations in your legs at night or while resting, and a feeling that you need to move 2 (4.9%) 39 (95.1%)
Swelling of the legs 0 41 (100%)
Excessive sweating 0 41 (100%)
Double vision 0 41 (100%)
Believing things are happening to you that other people say they are not 11 (26.9%) 30 (73.1%)