Research survey assesses impact of holidays on Parkinson’s symptoms

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Author: Simge Eva DoganPublished: 28 November 2018

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The Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands, is seeking participants for an online survey assessing the effects of a holiday on Parkinson’s.

The study will assess whether a vacation can have physical and mental benefits for people living with the condition. It will also look at which specific factors, such as temperature and physical activity, can alleviate or increase symptoms. The Michael J Fox Foundation has approved the study’s protocol.

Participants can sign up to complete the 20-minute survey online. The survey is open to anyone over 18 who has Parkinson’s and has been on vacation once or more between 1 June 2016 and 30 September 2018.

Marjan Faber, the study’s daily supervisor, said: “If the study is able to identify decisive factors, those can act as a starting point for novel approaches in care for people with Parkinson’s disease.”

To apply please visit research platform ParkinsonNEXT.

To read more on this topic click here.

For more information on Parkinson’s and travel please visit the EPDA website.


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