Parkinson's disease patient quality of life changes in the U.S. in 2018

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) that experienced select changes in their quality of life as of 2018. According to the survey, 69 percent of PD patients experienced feeling they were losing hope with their condition. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. This causes muscle issues, tremors, speech changes, etc. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease.

Percentage of U.S. Parkinson's disease (PD) patients that experienced select quality of life changes as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Feel they are losing hope with their condition69%
Report a lack of energy51%
Live with pain32%
Have trouble meeting the needs of their family19%
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Release date

April 2018


North America, United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,165 respondents

Special properties

Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Method of interview

Online survey

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