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The Parkinson's Pain Study Follow Up

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    The Parkinson's Pain Study Follow Up



  • Contact name

    Jenni Naisby

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    University of Northumbria at Newcastle

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    1 years, 5 months, 1 days

  • Research summary

    Up to 85% of people with Parkinson’s experience pain. Despite this, there has not been much research on pain in Parkinson's and how this behaves over time. No longitudinal studies have focused primarily on pain in Parkinson’s. Different types of pain and links with other Parkinson’s symptoms have not been assessed at different time points within the same population.

    The largest study of pain (the Parkinson’s pain study) focuses on a population with early-stage Parkinson’s. We aim to follow up this population to explore the changes in types of pain over time and relationship with other symptoms at a later disease point.

    The primary aim of this study is to increase our understanding of pain in Parkinson's over time using the Parkinson’s pain study data and data collected from this follow up.
    We also aim to explore how pain in Parkinson’s relates to other symptoms.

    This study is a follow up to the Parkinson’s Pain study. This will run alongside two separate studies: the Proband study, and the Oxford Monument Discovery Study. Both the Proband study and the Oxford Discovery Study are already running and have been given favourable ethical approval. These are two of the world’s largest ever in depth studies of people with Parkinson's. All patients in the these studies will have detailed assessments of their Parkinson's disease symptoms, as well as having blood samples taken to identify biomarkers.

    The Proband study and the Oxford Discovery study are not investigating pain in Parkinson's. However these studies were always meant to encourage people to add other studies onto it. We want to add a brief (20 minute) assessment of pain. We will be able to combine the information from our study with the other detailed assessments in these studies to help us understand pain in Parkinson's.

  • REC name

    North West - Preston Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    12 Aug 2022

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion

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