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The Parkinson Alliance Quality of Life Scale (PAQLS).

(April 2006) Understanding quality of life for patients with PD, from the perspective of the patient, is of great importance. The Parkinson Alliance Quality of Life Scale (PAQLS) was designed to create a unique and comprehensive self-report measure of QoL for individuals with PD who have and have not undergone Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). The results of this survey provided intriguing perspectives from our participants about motor and non-motor symptoms related to PD, psychosocial factors associated with QoL, and satisfaction with DBS therapy.

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My goal when starting DBS-STN.org, which grew into DBS4PD.org,
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 DBS4PD.org,
Founder and President of The Parkinson Alliance
, and DBS-STN patient 12/00

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