The First Report.

In 2002, the first DBS-STN survey was distributed to a group of PD patients who had DBS-STN surgery. This survey was designed to collect, analyze, and compare the individual circumstances leading up to, through, and after surgery. We found that the survey helped answer many questions and raised some others. The evaluation of the collective responses is the foundation for The First Report.

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My goal when starting, which grew into,
is to continually serve the Parkinson’s community. 

Our surveys have always been and will always remain free. 

We will never charge anyone to participate in our surveys, and
we will never charge anyone a fee to download the results of our survey.

Because we are also committed to helping to fund the most
promising research to help find the cure to Parkinson’s,
we appreciate any donation to The Parkinson Alliance

– Margaret Tuchman, Founder of,
Founder and President of The Parkinson Alliance
, and DBS-STN patient 12/00