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Impact of specialist palliative care on coping with Parkinson’s disease: patients and carers

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  • Contributors This work was part of NJB’s DClinPsy thesis. NJB conceived the question, designed and conducted the study, analysed the data and drafted the first report supervised by MJJ and DF with advice from DA on service and population issues. NJB, MJJ and DF contributed to interpretation of data. All authors (and Sarah Callin as noted in acknowledgements) contributed to the drafting of this manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests D.A. is a paid employee of the recruitment site providing direct clinical support to the population from which participants were recruited. The remaining authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was obtained from NRES Committee East Midlands-Derby (REC Reference 13/EM/0120), including for the method of consent, in addition to institutional permission from the recruitment site. Explicit consent to publish anonymised findings was received from all participants.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors This work was part of NJB’s DClinPsy thesis. NJB conceived the question, designed and conducted the study, analysed the data and drafted the first report supervised by MJJ and DF with advice from DA on service and population issues. NJB, MJJ and DF contributed to interpretation of data. All authors (and Sarah Callin as noted in acknowledgements) contributed to the drafting of this manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests D.A. is a paid employee of the recruitment site providing direct clinical support to the population from which participants were recruited. The remaining authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was obtained from NRES Committee East Midlands-Derby (REC Reference 13/EM/0120), including for the method of consent, in addition to institutional permission from the recruitment site. Explicit consent to publish anonymised findings was received from all participants.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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