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Research Team: PN Leigh, Irene J Higginson, Tariq Saleem, N Donaldson, Paul McCrone, C Clough, KR Chaudhuri, Lynne Turner-Stokes, Rachel Burman, R Brown
This research sets out to understand the experiences and needs of people severely affected by PD, MSA and PSP in order to identify the most effective approaches to enhancing quality of life and providing flexible personalised support through health and social services, the voluntary sector (user groups, support groups) and resources within families living with these conditions.
More specifically its aims are:
It adopts a mixed methods approach, with two simultaneous components: a longitudinal survey and qualitative interviews with patients and carers.
Research into Parkinson's Disease is continuing within the King's Centre for Palliative Care in Neurology which was established in 2006 to take forward research into long term neurological conditions.