What: This study will look at patient experiences of Parkinson’s as a younger/middle-aged adult (between 21-65 years). It aims to explore how individuals cope with the psychological challenges of their condition, the impact of their interactions with healthcare professionals, and how these factors relate to their age. This study will use a survey of eleven questions, using an online form. Responses will then be analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) in order to understand: The illness experience in the context of the atypical age of onset The ways in which patients learn to cope with Parkinson’s How important patients consider information about Parkinson’s during diagnosis Patient’s thoughts on the role…
Understanding variability in Parkinson's. This study hopes to develop a method for diagnosing and predicting the progression of Parkinson's.