Does Living with Parkinson Disease Impact Life-Space Mobility? A Mixed-Methods Study

Run Dates:  Ongoing


The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, is looking for volunteers to participate in a study to help understand how living with Parkinson disease impacts "life-space" mobility.  "Life space" is a measure of mobility based on the areas of your home and community in which you spend your time. Researchers also hope to identify which characteristics of your community facilitate or restrict life-space. Knowledge gained will be used to help develop strategies and interventions to improve mobility for people living with Parkinson's.

Who is eligible to participate in the study?

You are eligible to participate in this study if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease
  • You live anywhere in Alberta  (**new location extended)

What is required of the participants?

Your participation will involve:

  • A questionnaire (approx 10-15 minutes in duration)
    -  The questionnaire can be completed
     by mailing in your responses (prepaid envelope included), via an internet survey link or over the telephone
  • Option to participate in a 20 minute interview to discuss your experiences moving around your home and community
    -  The interview can be conducted in-person OR over the telephone


University:  University of Alberta

Ethics ID: Pro00086390

Contact:  Charlotte Ryder-Burbidge

                 T: 780-492-1610   E:

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