Parkinson's patients want more involvement in treatment

People with Parkinson's disease want to be more involved in decisions about their treatment, the results of a survey suggest.

(Photograph: BSIP MENDIL/SPL)
(Photograph: BSIP MENDIL/SPL)

The Cure Parkinson's Trust surveyed 84 people with Parkinson's disease and their carers about the management of the condition.

Around two thirds of those responded said that they wanted to be more involved in treatment decisions during their appointments.

A similar proportion said there was a lack of take-home materials available to improve their understanding and management of the condition. As a result these patients said they felt discouraged, frustrated and anxious after appointments.

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