If you are interested in taking part in one of our ongoing studies, please contact us (details below).
Clinician Study – Categorisation of Parkinsonian Movement
We are conducting a study to identify which features of movement are key indicators for clinicians categorising Parkinsonism.
Who can take part? We are looking to recruit clinicians involved in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s, either those making the initial referral (e.g., GPs) or those conducting Parkinson’s assessments (e.g., Neurologist / Geriatrician)
What do you need to do? The study will involve you watching a number of short animated videos and deciding whether or not you would flag the maker of the video for further Parkinson’s assessments based on their movements. The process will take no longer than 30 minutes. We will either pay for £5 for your time or donate £5 to Parkinson’s UK, based on your preference.
Please note that this information will not be used to inform diagnoses of the video makers.
How to sign up? If you would like to be contacted when we start recruitment for the study, please complete this google form.
Exploring movement and mentalizing ability between Autism and Parkinson’s
Who can take part? We are looking for autistic adults aged 45-75 who do NOT have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and who live in mainland UK.
Participants should have no other co-occurring motor problems or movement disorders (e.g., Developmental coordination disorder, Huntington’s, Tourette’s), no diagnosis of the following conditions (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD) or a learning disability. They should not be taking dopaminergic medications.
What do you need to do? The study involves two sections:
1. Use your own device to complete questionnaires – approximately 1 hour.
2. We will send you a touch-screen tablet and you would be asked to complete some movement and mentalizing tasks over 3 days – the tasks would take 30 minutes on two of the days and 1 hour on one of the days.
You will be paid £40 for your time.
How to sign up? If you are interested in taking part in the study, please email Lydia Hickman on LXH856@student.bham.ac.uk