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Titolo:
HOW COMMON IS THE MOST COMMON ADULT MOVEMENT DISORDER - ESTIMATES OF THE PREVALENCE OF ESSENTIAL TREMOR THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
Autore:
LOUIS ED; OTTMAN R; HAUSER WA;
Indirizzi:
NEUROL INST,UNIT 198,710 W 168TH ST NEW YORK NY 10032 COLUMBIA UNIV,DEPT NEUROL NEW YORK NY 00000 COLUMBIA UNIV,GERTRUDE H SERGIEVSKY CTR NEW YORK NY 10027 COLUMBIA UNIV,SCH PUBL HLTH EPIDEMIOL NEW YORK NY 00000 NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIAT INST & HOSP,EPIDEMIOL BRAIN DISORDERS RES DEPT NEW YORK NY 00000
Titolo Testata:
Movement disorders
fascicolo: 1, volume: 13, anno: 1998,
pagine: 5 - 10
SICI:
0885-3185(1998)13:1<5:HCITMC>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS; PARKINSONS-DISEASE; COMMUNITY;
Keywords:
ESSENTIAL TREMOR; EPIDEMIOLOGY; PREVALENCE; INCIDENCE; DIAGNOSIS;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
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Citazione:
E.D. Louis et al., "HOW COMMON IS THE MOST COMMON ADULT MOVEMENT DISORDER - ESTIMATES OF THE PREVALENCE OF ESSENTIAL TREMOR THROUGHOUT THE WORLD", Movement disorders, 13(1), 1998, pp. 5-10

Abstract

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common adult movement disorder, as much as 20 times more prevalent than Parkinson's disease. Estimates ofthe crude prevalence of ET range widely from 0.08 to 220 cases per 1000 persons, a 2750-fold difference. There has been no formal attempt to synthesize these disparate results. Our purpose is to provide an overview of existing studies, to examine methodologic issues that may account for this tremendous variability in results, and to provide a moreprecise estimate of the prevalence of ET. Nineteen studies of the prevalence of ET were reviewed. Factors that contribute to the broad range of prevalence estimates include (a) differences in study design thatinfluence validity and (b) differences in characteristics of study populations that influence comparability of studies. If we limit our examination to studies that (a) provided diagnostic criteria for ET, (b) defined ET as an action tremor, and (c) used community-based rather than service-based designs, then five studies remain, and the prevalenceof ET is 4.1 to 39.2 cases per 1000, a 9.6-fold difference. Four of these five provided age-stratified data. Among these four, the prevalence of ET in those over the age of 60 years was 13.0 to 50.5 cases per 1000, a 3.9-fold difference.

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