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Our new survey is "Patience and Well-being in Parkinson's Disease."

As is known to many, both motor and non-motor symptoms can adversely impact many, if not all, facets of daily experiences for individuals with PD.  Given increased challenges and reliance on others, I commonly think about the role of patience in my daily experience - patience with myself and patience with others, and even how my symptoms impact other persons' level of patience.  Does having “patience” help improve the experience at hand?
In the most basic sense, patience is the propensity of a person to wait calmly in the face of frustration, adversity, or suffering.  For the general public, patience has been found to allow the person to cope more adaptively with frustrations, and facilitates positive interpersonal interactions. Evidence has shown that patience is positively related to subjective well-being, positive coping, and virtues.  The topic of patience as it relates to one’s well-being in the face of PD, however, has not been explored. The purpose of this study is to better understand patience in the lives of individuals with PD, particularly pertaining to the relationship between patience and well-being.

The data collection for this research will conclude on June 15, 2015. After the survey data is analyzed, we will send you a copy of the survey results free of charge.

Please get involved. Your participation matters.

How to participate in our surveys:

  • To participate in our survey online please click here or
  • Call us toll-free at 800-579-8440.  We will mail you a copy of the survey to complete and mail back to us.

We will provide a self-addressed, prepaid return envelope.

We want to emphasize that all information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

If you have any questions about our surveys, please call us at 800-579-8440.