Impact of Chorea on Self-care Activity, Employment, and Health-care Resource Use in Patients with Huntington's Disease.

Publication date: Jun 21, 2021

Background: Chorea is recognized as a prototypic motor feature of Huntington’s disease (HD), but its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has not been fully explored. This study describes the impact of chorea on HRQoL in patients with HD. Objective: To determine the impact of HD-related chorea on employment, self-care activities, activities of daily living, and health-care resource utilization (HCRU). Methods: Data were drawn from the Adelphi HD Disease Specific Programme, a real-world point-in-time survey of 144 neurologists and 427 patients in the United States between July and October 2017. HD patients with and without chorea were identified and examined for differences in employment status, reasons for employment changes, self-care activities, and modifications to cope with involuntary movements. Bivariate tests and inverse probability weighted regression adjustment methods were used to determine differences in outcomes between patients with and without chorea. Results: HD patients with (n=287) and without (n=140) chorea were identified. Patients with chorea were less likely to be employed full-time (16. 7% vs 25. 7%; P

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Concepts Keywords
Daily Chorea
Hd Huntington’s disease
July Health
Neurologists Chorea employment services
Quality of life


Type Source Name
disease MESH Chorea
disease MESH Employment
disease MESH involuntary movements

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