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Western University music and Parkinson’s disease study

Western University music and Parkinson’s disease study

Posted January 18, 2016

Good morning all,

If you have time, you may like to participate in this survey. I did it and found it to be interesting and easy to do. Let me know what you think!

Best regards,
Lise Anne Janis

From: Alexis Deighton MacIntyre <>
Date: Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:22 PM
Subject: Western University music and Parkinson’s disease study


We’re studying the use of music as an intervention in Parkinson’s disease, and I’m in the process of collecting music appropriate for listeners ages 50+. We’re taking a survey that is completely anonymous, voluntary, and is a one-time session completable from any computer or Android tablet (iPads won’t work, unfortunately). It took me about 30 minutes to complete it when I ran myself in a trial. Basically, you listen to 30-second music clips and give some ratings on what you hear. Apart from a very short demographics section, that’s it!

Here is a link to the survey:

If you use a hearing aid, you can still participate (“normal” hearing in this case includes corrected hearing).

We have about two weeks to collect as many responses as possible. We’re having a particularly difficult time finding respondents ages 65+, but if you could also please forward this on to anyone at all over the age of 50 who might be interested, that would be amazing. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information.

Best wishes,

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