The nurse is assessing a client with Parkinson’s disease. Which sign of primary motor symptom involvement would the nurse expect to observe?

  1. resting tremor
  2. sleep disturbance
  3. constipation
  4. fatigue
Number 1 is correct.
Rationale: A resting tremor is a primary motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease seen in either the hand or the foot on one side of the body. Sleep disturbance, constipation, and fatigue are nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.