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Farming and Movement Evaluation Study (FAME) (FAME)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00042120
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 26, 2002
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Brief Summary:
The long term goal of this research is to elucidate the cause(s) of Parkinson's disease, with a focus on environmental determinants. We propose to investigate the relationship between Parkinson's disease and exposure to pesticides and other factors by conducting a nested case-control study in the Agricultural Health Study.

Condition or disease
Parkinson's Disease Movement Disorders

Detailed Description:

The long term goal of this research is to elucidate the cause(s) of Parkinson's disease, with a focus on environmental determinants. We propose to investigate the relationship between Parkinson's disease and exposure to pesticides and other factors by conducting a nested case-control study in the Agricultural Health Study.

The Agricultural Health Study is a cohort study of 52,000 licensed pesticide applicators and 32,000 of their spouses, conducted in North Carolina and Iowa. It is a joint effort of the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The studies proposed here take full advantage of the Agricultural Health Study. We believe that this work could provide a critical and dramatic next step in furthering our knowledge of environmental determinants of PD, and thereby take us closer to our goal of finding its cause(s)


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 520 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Pesticides and Risk in the Agricultural Health Study
Study Start Date : April 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects will be recruited from members of the Agricultural Health Study cohort.

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Locations
United States, California
The Parkinson's Institute
Sunnyvale, California, United States, 94089
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caroline M Tanner The Parkinson's Institute

Responsible Party: Caroline M. Tanner, MD, Ph.D., The Parkinson's Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00042120     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00342914
Other Study ID Numbers: 10803-CP-001
First Posted: July 26, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2014
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):
Parkinson's disease
Movement Disorders
Epidemiological Study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Movement Disorders
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases