Movement Disorder Research

Movement Disorder Research Project

Project Number or ID: 2019001431
Start and End Date: 29-08-2019 to 29-08-2024
PhD Candidate: Samra Naz
Supervisor: Prof Pankaj Sah, Dr Francois Windels
Ethics Approval: 29 August 2019

Ms Samra Naz ise looking for participants with movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia etc.) and healthy controls with age ranging from 35-75 years. The study aim is to better quantify symptoms associated with these conditions to provide better personalized diagnosis.

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Longitudinal Study of Movement Disorders
We are looking to establish a quantitative assessment of the symptoms associated with different types of movement disorders. We will collect data from patients with a history of any movement disorder and also from the age matched healthy controls (35 – 75 years).

Why is the research being conducted?
Better understanding is needed into the nature and cause of movement disorders in order to identify the pathway of the disease progression. This in-depth study will ultimately help in better and more timely treatments to improve the quality of life of people with movement disorders.

What will you be asked to do?
The project involves collecting information at Queensland Brain Institute in University of Queensland St. Lucia. The session may take around and 1.5 – 2 hours. You will be required to perform some simple movement tasks and voice and handwriting samples will also be taken. An experienced researcher will be present at all times to guide your through these assessments

If you are in Brisbane and are interested in contributing towards the research then please contact the following person:
Dr Francois Windels
Phone 04 36 428 774
Email [email protected]

This project has been approved by the University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00456).

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