This paper reports the interim results of an ongoing systematic review of the available evidence for the effectiveness of nursing care for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Five clinical and four health-economic evaluations suggest that the clinical and cost effectiveness of nursing care for PD remain inconclusive. This is in contrast to clinical experience and may be due to issues related to study designs, study interventions, and the outcome measures used. More studies are needed and may benefit from considering specific interventions evaluated using outcome measures that are valid and responsive representations of their expected outcomes.
- Neurologi (30207)