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A new study in the UK suggests that a measurement tool supporting a patient-centered care model would be a combination of objective and accurate measurement of the most bothersome symptoms for patients towards the end goal of improving patients’ quality of life.

Of several clinical scales used to measure patient experience few are delivered by patients themselves. Based on this fact, a research team from London, Brighton (UK) and Washington (USA) developed an online survey to establish (a) factors that most influence quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and (b) areas where self-monitoring may help. This 27 question online survey comprised four main sections (demographics, monitoring, symptoms and communication).

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