Table 1

Demographical and clinical characteristics

n=162
General demographics
 Age (mean, SD; years)70.79.7
Sex (n, %)
 Female5835.8
 Male10464.2
Marital status (n, %)
 Single42.5
 Married8854.3
 Divorced/widowed2515.4
 Missing data4527.8
Education (n, %)
 Middle school (German Realschule)4326.5
 High school (German Abitur, study)5332.7
 Lower education level (German Hauptschule, no school)2213.6
 Missing data4427.2
Professional activity (n, %)
 Pensioned11369.8
 Employed63.7
 Missing data4326.5
Coping (ECQ)
 Acting, problem-oriented coping (mean, SD)2.100.94
 Distance and self-promotion
 (mean, SD)
1.850.83
 Information seeking and exchange of experiences (mean, SD)1.560.96
 Trivialisation, wishful thinking and defence (mean, SD)1.290.74
 Depressive processing (mean, SD)0.910.70
 Willingness to accept help
 (mean, SD)
1.480.66
 Active search for social integration (mean, SD)1.570.86
 Trust in medical care (mean, SD)1.960.52
 Finding of inner stability (mean, SD)1.030.66
 Parkinson’s disease characteristics
 Disease duration (mean, SD; years)8.67.2
 Hoehn and Yahr stage (median, IQR)3.00
 MDS-UPDRS I (mean, SD)12.77.8
 MDS-UPDRS II (mean, SD)16.39.7
 MDS-UPDRS III (mean, SD)27.716.2
 MDS-UPDRS IV (mean, SD)3.84.8
 NMS-Quest (mean, SD)10.45.1
 Montreal cognitive assessment (mean, SD)25.42.6
 Beck depression inventory II
 (mean, SD)
11.49.6
Health-related quality of life (SF-36)
 Physical function (mean, SD)32.313.8
 Role-physical (mean, SD)33.112.3
 Bodily pain (mean, SD)40.110.7
 General health (mean, SD)38.09.1
 Vitality (mean, SD)41.610.2
 Social function (mean, SD)37.914.3
 Role-emotional (mean, SD)35.418.0
 Mental health (mean, SD)43.111.5
 Physical component summary
 (mean, SD)
32.74.3
 Mental component summary
 (mean, SD)
35.76.4
  • ECQ, Essen Coping Questionnaire; MDS-UPDRS, Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale; NMS-Quest, non-motor symptoms questionnaire; SF-36, Short Form Health Survey 36.