Examining Parkinson's Disease-Related Retirement: Results of Turkey

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2019
Marmara University
Istanbul University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gamze Ertürk, Istanbul Kültür University

Brief Summary:
Although Parkinson Disease's (PD) is usually associated with an older patient population, 5% of patients are diagnosed at age 50 and 30% before 65 years of age. This shows that many patients with PD have diagnosed during the active study and have long periods of normal retirement. After the diagnosis of Parkinson's patients, the duration of leaving of employment vary between 0 and 25 years. It was found that patients' full-time working capacity decreased by up to 80% and they quitted earlier than the general population. The disability associated with PD is thought to be a factor in this situation. Nevertheless, the reasons for early retirement are not fully known and more information is needed on the specific problems of PD in order for patients to continue their career. The aim of our study is to examine the impact of Parkinson's disease on retirement and to contribute to Turkey's data. Patients with PD admitted to the Parkinson's disease outpatient clinic, which is the biggest clinic of Turkey about neurology, are included in the study. It is planned to meet with 75 patients on 31/12/2018 and to reach the end of the data collection phase.

Condition or disease
Parkinson Disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Examining Parkinson's Disease-Related Retirement: Results of Turkey
Actual Study Start Date : May 2, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 28, 2019

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Qualitative interview [ Time Frame: The researcher interviewed for about half an hour at once time with each participant. ]
    The researcher conducted interviews to find out about things that could not be directly observed. Interviews have been done face to face and used to collect personal experiences about Parkinson Disease and work life.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants were chosen from among retired Parkinson's patients who met the inclusion criteria and are applied Istanbul Cerrahpaşa University, has largest movement disorders unit of Turkey, between May and December 2018.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be between 30-85 aged
  • Parkinson Disease diagnosis according to the United Kingdom Brain Bank criteria
  • To be treated with antiparkinson

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dementia
  • Severe cognitive impairment
  • Not willing to participate in the study

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Istanbul Cerrahpaşa University
Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Istanbul Kültür University
Marmara University
Istanbul University
Study Chair: Gamze Ertürk, GRAD ASST Istanbul Kültür University
Study Director: Semra Oğuz, ASST PROF Marmara University

Responsible Party: Gamze Ertürk, Research assistant, Istanbul Kültür University Identifier: NCT03779880     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 132
First Posted: December 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Gamze Ertürk, Istanbul Kültür University:
Parkinson Disease, Early Retirement,

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