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We Want You - To participate in Parkinson’s research

Nov. 02, 2017

Help these organisations progress the management of Parkinson's

This month sees not one but two research organisations call for your assistance with their Parkinson's research projects.

Resilience factors in chronic illness
In the first, Ric Paul Webster and Dr Russell Conduit of the Department of Psychology at RMIT University invite you to help them understand how certain resilience factors interact with and are influenced by well-being and a sense of control within the general population compared with those living with Parkinson's disease.

They are asking participants to complete a short online survey along with two short answer questions asking your thoughts about illness, resilience, quality of life and emotions.  The entire experience will take somwhere between 20 to 30 minutes.

They stress that participation is confidential and anonymous.

As a bonus you can also choose to go into a draw to win prizes like an Apple iPad Pro or one of five $100 Myer Gift Cards.

The study will close in late November (2017) so be sure to participate soon.

Click here to find out more.

Exercise and Parkinson's
In the second, volunteers with Parkinson’s disease are required for a University of Sydney study looking at exercise preferences. The study involves completing an anonymous survey about your exercise preferences. We are seeking volunteers who are not exercising currently, as well as volunteers who are exercising. The study aims to determine what attributes of exercise programs are important for people with Parkinson’s disease.

This study is being led by a team of researchers at the University of Sydney, led by Professor Colleen Canning. This study is funded by a Parkinson’s NSW Bendigo Bank Parkinson’s Research Grant, and we acknowledge the support of Parkinson’s Australia, Parkinson’s NSW, Parkinson’s Victoria, Parkinson’s ACT, Parkinson’s
Queensland and Parkinson’s Western Australia for their assistance in recruitment.

The survey can be completed online or you may request a paper copy.

If you would like to complete an online survey please click here for further information and to access the survey. If you would like to request a paper survey or have further questions, please contact:

Miss Julie Bampton
Ph: 0438 683 596
E: , or

Professor Colleen Canning
Ph: 02 9351 9263


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