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Differential Impact of Coping Styles on Quality of Life for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease with and without Deep Brain Stimulation.

(Oct. 2007) Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) are faced with the challenge of coping with a chronic, progressive disease that will alter their lives in numerous ways. How an individual copes with specific stressful symptoms of the disease has a significant effect on overall function and well-being. The goal of this project was to learn more about coping strategies/mechanisms (the way people cope with illness) in individuals with Parkinson’s disease who have and have not undergone DBS-STN, and to study the relationship between coping, Quality of Life, and certain patient variables.

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is to continually serve the Parkinson’s community. 

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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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