Take part in the 'Vacation as medication' online survey:


The EPDA is happy to support an innovative research project developed by researchers from the Radboud university medical center. Researchers want to better understand the impact of vacation on symptoms, which might help us to develop novel treatment strategies.

Most people feel better when they’re on vacation, though some feel worse. This also applies to people with Parkinson’s: symptoms may lessen or get worsen. This raises many questions: which symptoms change, does it make a difference if you go to the beach, or to the mountains? And what is the impact of lifestyle (physical activity, stress) and environmental factors (temperature, altitude) during your vacation?

To systematically collect vacation experiences from people with Parkinson’s around the world, researchers designed an online survey, and are inviting you all to join through the ParkinsonNext platform. They are looking for people who have been on vacation at least once between 1 June 2016 and 30 September 2018. The survey will ask questions about your holiday destination, activities, food, sleep, stress, temperatures and much more.

Are you interested in taking part? Please read more information and register here

The survey is open until 31 December 2018 and takes just about 30 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions about this survey, please visit the ParkinsonNext website or contact Dr Jessica Hubbers.

On behalf of Prof Bas Bloem and the whole Radboud university medical center research team, thank you to everyone who takes part in this research project!


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