Focus 1 Survey and Focus 1 Report.

(January 2004) A number of large gaps were uncovered in the patients’ knowledge and understanding of many issues they and their families were struggling with—even as they were recuperating from the surgery. The Focus 1 survey was sent to the respondents of the initial survey. This survey compared the severity of many PD symptoms before and after surgery, as reported by forty-nine patients.

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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