Awareness Regarding Parkinson’s Disease: A Survey Report
Parkinson disease also known as paralysis agitans is a neurodegenerative disorder. It is thought to occur as a result of decline of dopamine secreting cells in substantia nigra. The common symptoms related to Parkinson are tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement and dementia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate awareness regarding Parkinson disease, its cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. The survey is conducted based on questionnaire, in which general population belonging to different public universities and government hospitals were questioned regarding Parkinson disease. The ratio found was not upto our expectations as less than 55 people( out of 210) knew the name of the disease but only 18 of them were aware about the causes and symptoms associated with it and even lower awareness was observed regarding diagnosis and treatment of disease. From this survey we found that awareness regarding parkinsons disease is negligible in general population.