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Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s Disease is characterised by a progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Individual physiological conditions, such as stress, may play a role in the onset, the diversity in symptoms and the course of Parkinson’s Disease. This hypotheses is part of a longitudinal study by Sandra Eygelshoven, MSc., clinical psychologist at Zuyderland Medical Centre (formerly the Atrium-Orbis MC) et al. in cooperation with Groningen University. Patients’ stress levels have been registered during two years using a Daily Problems Checklist, online, in the webbrowser. Immediate, delayed and recognition memory were measured by using the 15 Word Learning Test (15 WLT) during the baseline and the follow-up assessments. Furthermore, the digital version of the Scopa-Cog battery, as well as the MAAS Concept Shifting Task (CST) and Letter-Digit Substitution Test (LDST) were used for measuring cognitive functioning. The Metrisquare DiagnoseIS software was used to administer these tests.

Parkinson's Research Sandra Eygelshoven, Zuyderland Medical Centre

Parkinson’s Research Sandra Eygelshoven, Zuyderland Medical Centre