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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Parkinson's Disease: A Longitudinal Study
Principal Investigator:

Dawn Schiehser

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - October 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $296,769
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Over 80,000 Veterans with Parkinson’s disease (PD) currently obtain their medical care within the VA Healthcare System, and the number of Veterans with PD is expected to increase considerably in the near future. Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is severely compromised in those with PD and worsens as the disease progresses. Non-motor symptoms, particularly impaired cognition and mood (anxiety and depression), contribute to poor and worsening of HRQoL in PD. Therefore, interventions that tar...

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