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Parkinson's disease survey launched

Parkinson's disease survey launched
29th July 2009

A new study still requires a big input from people with Parkinson's disease, according to a leading charity.

The Parkinson's Disease Society explained that those with the condition are still in demand from Lifepsychol, an organisation aiming to explore the perspectives of those afflicted and how it affects their quality of life.

Lifepsychol is a new healthcare initiative that is focused on developing ways which healthcare professionals can use to support and improve the quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease.

With over 400 people already taking part in the survey up to now, most respondents have been those with epilepsy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma, though only a "handful" of those with Parkinson's disease have so far engaged with the poll.

This week, a study of American troops performed by the US Institute of Medicine has linked the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War to an increase in Parkinson's disease cases.

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