Large-scale assessment of function and disability in patients with parkinson’s disease using the functioning disability evaluation scale-adult version

Tzu Herng Hsu, Tsan Hon Liou, Kuei Ru Chou, Wen Chou Chi, Chia Feng Yen, Hua Fang Liao, Ing Jy Tseng

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This study assesses the functioning and disability related to Parkinson’s disease using the Functioning Disability Evaluation Scale-Adult Version (FUNDES-Adult), based on the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) in a large-scale database; this study describes, discusses and clarifies the predictive factor of not being in an ambulatory status. Of 7455 patients included in this study, 3561 were not ambulatory and 3894 were ambulatory or assisted ambulatory. Patients with poor walking status revealed higher FUNDES-Adult scores in all domains. Age, modified Hoehn–Yahr stage, living in an institution and the standardized score of FUNDES-Adult domains 1 and 2 were positive independent predictors of the not ambulatory status. The FUNDES-Adult could evaluate multifaceted disability and predict the walking status in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2788
Pages (from-to)2788
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 2018



  • Disability and Health (ICF)
  • Functioning Disability Evaluation Scale-Adult Version (FUNDES-Adult)
  • International Classification of Functioning
  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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