Understanding pain in Parkinson's disease


Pain is a frequent symptom in Parkinson's disease. Pain has a huge effect on quality of life. Yet, this problem is usually underestimated.
Our main goal is to assess the effect of pain on quality of life in Parkinson's disease.
This study aims to understand the characteristics of pain in Parkinson's disease. It also explores the relationship between pain, other symptoms of the disease and caregiver burden.

The study consists of one single visit to perform a series of questionnaires and scales as well as a full physical (neurological) exam.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 100

Inclusion criteria:

Patients with diagnosed Parkinson's disease are invited to participate accompanied by a caregiver.

Exclusion criteria:

Patients who can not report pain due to cognitive problems may not be included in this study.
Patients with pain due to a clear diagnosis that could explain pain independently of the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (for instance: rheumatoid arthritis).


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Contact information

Dr. Veronica Bruno Movement Disorders Program Foothills Medical Centre, Area 3

Principal investigator:

Veronica Bruno

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