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Can Brain Stimulation Help Parkinson’s Disease (Seeking Participants WITH and WITHOUT Parkinson’s Disease)

A PhD project from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is looking for participants. This project aims to examine the effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on balance during dual task performance in people with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD). tDCS is non-invasive and widely used in neuroscientific and clinical research in humans and is known to improve motor and cognitive abilities in people with and without PD.

You are invited if you are:

  • Over 18 years old without Parkinson’s disease
    OR
  • People with Parkinson’s disease who are able to walk without assistance

Your participation will involve:

  • 5 visits (approximately 2 hours each time)
  • During the 1st visit, you will be required to complete questionnaires and baseline assessments
  • During the following visits, you will be required to perform serial subtraction tasks and balance tests before, during, and after possible brain stimulation

Benefits to you:

  • You will gain a better understanding of the effects of brain stimulation on balance and cognitive function and will understand how these mechanisms are affected in people with and without Parkinson’s disease

For your time compensated:

  • Parking can be arranged free of charge for the visits to QUT Kelvin Grove campus

If you would like to participate or require further information, please contact:

Miss Jing Qi
Phone:  07 3138 6183
Email:  jing.qi@hdr.qut.edu.au
Further information can also be reached by scanning the QR Code.

The research will be conducted at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Q Block, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane.

Please note that the project has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1700000024).


 

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