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The Parkinson's Genetic Research Study (PaGeR)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2012 by University of Washington.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cyrus Zabetian, University of Washington Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2012
History: No changes posted
The Parkinson's Genetic Research Study (PaGeR), headed by Dr. Cyrus Zabetian, is searching for genes that increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) and related disorders. The study is a joint effort by neurologists and researchers across the United States and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The coordinating center for PaGeR is located at the University of Washington and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.

Parkinson's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Parkinson's Genetic Research Study (PaGeR)

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Washington:

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Has a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
No diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
Family Member
Has a family history of Parkinson's disease. Can be affected or unaffected with Parkinson's disease

Detailed Description:

PaGeR is focusing on families in which two or more people have been diagnosed with PD. Past research suggests that such "multiplex" families might hold the key to the discovery of new PD genes.

To take part in PaGeR, participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire and to undergo an interview, a neurological exam, a short memory test, and a blood draw. Enrollment in the study usually takes between one and two hours. There is no cost to participate, and all study information is kept strictly confidential.

There are a number of designated sites across the country where families can enroll. However, for family members who are unable to travel to one of these sites, other arrangements can be made.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Families in which two or more people have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Member of a family in which there are two or more living individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years of age
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01558479

United States, California
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94205
United States, Georgia
Emory University/ Wesley Woods Health Center
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30329
United States, New York
Albany Medical College
Albany, New York, United States, 12208
United States, Ohio
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267
United States, Oregon
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84108
United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98118
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Cyrus Zabetian, MD, MS University of Washington, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Cyrus Zabetian, Associate Professor, University of Washington Identifier: NCT01558479     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UW IRB 36777-A 
Study First Received: March 16, 2012
Last Updated: March 16, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Washington:
Parkinson's Disease
Family Research
Hereditary Neurodegenerative Diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on February 20, 2017