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Complementary & Alternative Medicine Care in Parkinson's Disease (CAM Care in PD)

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Principal investigator: 
Laurie K Mischley, ND
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Download and read this consent form. (PDF)

Fill out this online survey

Mail consent form to:
Dr. Laurie Mischley
Bastyr University, Research Institute
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

Project Overview

Parkinson's Disease is often said to be an incurable, progressive, and degenerative disease.  It is our hypothesis that some of you do not, or will not, have a progressive disease. The goal of this PD study is to collect as much data as possible over a five-year period with the hope of finding dietary and lifestyle factors associated with a slower disease progression.

We are seeking "Positive Deviants".

“Positive Deviance is based on the observation that in every community there are certain individuals or groups (the positive deviants), whose uncommon but successful behaviors or strategies enable them to find better solutions to a problem than their peers. These individuals or groups have access to exactly the same resources and face the same challenges and obstacles as their peers.

The PD approach is a strength-based, problem-solving approach for behavior and social change. The approach enables the community to discover existing solutions to complex problems within the community.”

How to Participate

We invite you to participate regardless of your health status.  The more people participate, the more we learn.  
Participation requirements: Approximately 1.5 hours twice a year to fill out an online questionaire - so you will need internet access.
For more information or to participate in this study please email neuroresearch[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Download welcome letter and consent form.


Please direct any questions you may have about this survey or results of this study to Dr. Mischley at 425-602-3306.  Any questions about your rights as a research subject should be directed to Lizbeth A. Adams at the Bastyr University Office of Research Integrity.  Your time and efforts are appreciated.