Medication administration in people with Parkinson’s disease


Dr Anna Miles (speech-language therapist), Monica Oad (Student Speech-language Therapist, Angela Lambie (Pharmacist & Project Manager at Waitemata District Health Board) and Avril Lee (Pharmacist & Quality Improvement Specialist at Waitemata District Health Board)m would like to invite participants for their new research venture.

If you have Parkinson’s disease and take regular medications, we would love to hear from you. We are trying to collect information about how people with Parkinson’s disease manage their medication each day. We hope to develop a resource to help people in the future. Feel free to have a spouse, carer and support person help you with completing this survey.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes. By completing this survey, it will be understood that you have consented to participate in the project, and that you consent to publication of the results of the project with the understanding that anonymity will be preserved.

You can withdraw from the survey at any point, without giving a reason, up until you click submit on the survey. At this point, your data will be anonymously merged with all other surveys and cannot be removed.  

Your responses to the survey will remain confidential and will be not be identifiable. These will be converted to anonymous numbers in a secure data file. The data will be stored separately in an encrypted electronic backed up database in the Department of Speech Science.

Only the researchers will have access to your data. Your survey data will be stored for six years after the study. After which time, all data will be deleted.

A copy of the results from the study will be made available to you via Parkinson’s, New Zealand.

For any questions regarding this project, please contact Dr Anna Miles (details below). For ethical concerns contact: The Chair, The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland. Phone 09-373-7599, extn. 87830.


Anna Miles PhD

Speech-language Therapist

Speech Science

School of Psychology

University of Auckland

Phone: 09 923 8177



If you'd like to participate in this research study please click here to sign-up.


*Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 27.03.17 for three years.  Reference Number 018753