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Table 2 Device-aided treatment in the German cohort

From: Characterization of advanced Parkinson’s disease in Germany: results of the non-interventional OBSERVE-PD study

Device-aided treatment APD according to physician's judgment, n (%) Total, N (%)
APD Non-APD
Eligibility
 Yes 71 (58.2) 14 (25.5) 85 (48.0)
 No 51 (41.8) 41 (74.5) 92 (52.0)
Statusa
 Ongoing 23 (32.4) 2 (15.4) 25 (29.8)
 Will begin device-aided treatment 6 (8.5) 0 (0) 6 (7.1)
 No 42 (59.2) 11 (84.6) 53 (63.1)
Reason for no device-aided treatmentb
 Age 2 (4.8) 0 (0) 2 (3.8)
 Patient refusal 11 (26.2) 1 (9.1) 12 (22.6)
 Patient needs more time to decide 25 (59.5) 7 (63.6) 32 (60.4)
 Cognitive related issues 1 (2.4) 0 (0) 1 (1.9)
 Psychiatric related issues 1 (2.4) 0 (0) 1 (1.9)
 Comorbidities 1 (2.4) 0 (0) 1 (1.9)
 Lack of caregiver/family support 1 (2.4) 0 (0) 1 (1.9)
 Other 5 (11.9) 3 (27.3) 8 (15.1)
  1. APD, advanced Parkinson’s disease
  2. aRestricted to patients eligible for device-aided treatment, status missing for one non-APD patient
  3. bRestricted to patients with no device-aided treatment although eligible, multiple entries possible