Remote Deep Brain Stimulation Management

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to test the use of a clinical decision support tool for patients receiving care after implantation of a Deep Brain Stimulation device. 

Procedures

Participation lasts approximately 6 months and includes using the tool and completing questionnaires.

Some patients will continue coming to the Movement Disorder clinic for care, while some will receive care at their own home.

Eligibility

  • Have a Deep Brain Stimulation device implanted
  • Will have a Deep Brain Stimulation device implanted

Age

18 and under
18 to 65
65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Keywords

Movement Disorders, Parkinson disease, Deep brain stimulation, Walking abnormalities, tremor

Principal Investigator

Michael Okun, MD

Department

Department of Neurology

Contact Information

adrienne.royster@neurology.ufl.edu

(352) 294-8886


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