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Quantitative home-based assessment of Parkinson’s symptoms: The SENSE-PARK feasibility and usability study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, June 2015
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Quantitative home-based assessment of Parkinson’s symptoms: The SENSE-PARK feasibility and usability study
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BMC Neurology, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12883-015-0343-z
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Joaquim J. Ferreira, Catarina Godinho, Ana T. Santos, Josefa Domingos, Daisy Abreu, Raquel Lobo, Nilza Gonçalves, Marcio Barra, Frank Larsen, Øyvind Fagerbakke, Ingvild Akeren, Hilde Wangen, J. Artur Serrano, Peter Weber, Andrea Thoms, Stefan Meckler, Stefan Sollinger, Janet van Uem, Markus A. Hobert, Katrin S. Maier, Helen Matthew, Tom Isaacs, Joy Duffen, Holm Graessner, Walter Maetzler


Currently, assessment of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease is mainly performed in the clinic. However, these assessments have limitations because they provide only a snapshot of the condition. The feasibility and usability of an objective, continuous and relatively unobtrusive system (SENSE-PARK System), which consists of wearable sensors (three worn during the day and one worn at night), a smartphone-based App, a balance board and computer software, was tested 24/7 over 12 weeks in a study including 22 PD patients. During the first four weeks of the study, patients did not get feedback about their performance, during the last eight weeks they did. The study included seven clinical visits with standardized interviews, and regular phone contact. The primary outcome was the number of drop-outs during the study. As secondary outcomes, the Post-Study System Usability Questionnaire (PSSUQ), score and information obtained from the standardized interviews were used to evaluate the usability of the system. All patients completed the study. The participants rated the usability of the SENSE-PARK System with a mean score of 2.67 (±0.49) on the PSSUQ. The interviews revealed that most participants liked using the system and appreciated that it signaled changes in their health condition. This 12 week controlled study demonstrates that the acceptance level of PD patients using the SENSE-PARK System as a home-based 24/7 assessment is very good. Particular emphasis should be given to a user-friendly design. Motivation to wear such a system can be increased by providing direct feedback about the individual health condition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Unknown 237 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 18%
Researcher 38 16%
Student > Master 35 14%
Student > Bachelor 27 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 9%
Other 41 17%
Unknown 36 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 21%
Engineering 26 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 10%
Computer Science 23 9%
Neuroscience 21 9%
Other 51 21%
Unknown 48 20%

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