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Nottingham Health Profile (NHP)
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Classification
Supplemental: Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD), Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) is one of the most widely used generic health status instruments. It is a pen-and-paper questionnaire that is completed by the patient. The NHP consists of 38 items (yes/no), covering the domains of emotional reactions (nine items), energy (three items), pain (eight items), physical mobility (eight items), sleep (five items), and social isolation (five items). The NHP index of distress (NHPD) a sub-set of the NPH items. The NHPD is a 24-item measure of illness-related distress, specifically omitting items related to physical disability.
Scoring
Each item carries a specific weight. Within each dimension the weighted scores range from 0 (indicating good health) to 100 (indicating poor health). The NHPD produces a score that ranges from 0-24.
References
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Karlsen KH, Larsen JP, Tandberg E, M+ªland JG. Influence of clinical and demographic variables on quality of life in patients with Parkinson disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery& Psychiatry. 1999; 66(4):431-435.
 
Karlsen KH, Tandberg E, Aarsland D, Larsen JP. Health related quality of life in Parkinson's disease: a prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 2000; 69:584-589.
 
Erola T, Karinen P, Heikkinen E, Tuominen J, Haapaniemi T, Koivukangas J et al. Bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation improves health-related quality of life in Parkinsonian patients. Parkinsonism& Related Disorders. 11(2):89-94, 2005.
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