Research Study

Coping styles and their correlation to outcomes in Parkinson's Disease
Principal Investigator 
Silke Cresswell


Body Locations and Systems 
Parkinson's Disease
Study Start/End 
May 1, 2015 to Nov 1, 2017
UBC Hospital
Tammy Kang, Research Coordinator
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder without a cure. While the search for a cure continues, there is a growing interest in psychiological approaches to manage distress in PD. The main objective of this study is to investigate various clinical outcomes in PD associated with different coping styles. Findings from this study will form the basis for projects aimed at designing interventions to foster beneficial coping styles and studies into the neural underpinnings of coping. 


Patients with a confirmed diagnoses of Parkinson's Disease (over the age of 18) who have sufficient command of English to understand the questionnaires.


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