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Table 5 Reasons patients with APD were not using DAT

From: Characterizing advanced Parkinson’s disease: OBSERVE-PD observational study results of 2615 patients

Reasona Patients, n (%), n = 332
Patient characteristic reasons
 Cognitive-related issues 27 (8)
 Psychiatric-related issues 23 (7)
 Comorbidities 20 (6)
 Age 12 (4)
 Lack of caregiver/family support 11 (3)
 Motor function–related issues 6 (2)
Reasons related to patient decision
 Patient needs more time to decide 129 (39)
 Patient refusal 82 (25)
Other reasons
 Cost/reimbursement 0
 Other reasons 45 (14)
  1. aMultiple entries for each patient were possible. A total of 23 patients who gave reasons related to patient decisions and had physician-based patient characteristic reasons were excluded
  2. APD advanced Parkinson’s disease, DAT device-aided treatment