Patients' Awareness of Symptoms, Understanding and Perception of Parkinson's Disease


  • Norhaini Majid Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia
  • Nik Nur Yasmin Nur Aziz Nursing Department, Hospital Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Siti Hajar Mat Desa Nursing Services Department Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Suryanto Suryanto Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia



Parkinson's Disease, Awareness, Understanding, Perception


This study investigates the crucial role of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients' awareness, understanding and perception in achieving positive treatment outcomes. Using the Knowledge and Perception of Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (KPPDQ), a survey was conducted among 169 PD patients in one of the teaching hospital's Neurology Clinics. Significant correlations were found between age, duration since diagnosis, ethnicity, employment status, information sources, and patients' understanding levels. The study highlights the necessity for targeted interventions and continuous research to enhance patient education, correct misconceptions, and foster a more informed and supportive society for PD patients and their families, contributing to overall well-being.


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How to Cite

Majid, N., Nur Aziz, N. N. Y., Mat Desa, S. H., & Suryanto, S. (2024). Patients’ Awareness of Symptoms, Understanding and Perception of Parkinson’s Disease. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 155–161.

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