The aim of this survey is to explore global PD exercise and physical activity  in order to inform PD exercise recommendations. By completing this survey you are consenting to your de-identified information being analyzed. If you wish to receive a copy of the results please insert your email address at the end of this survey.

The terms physical activity and exercise and are used in the survey questions. Physical activity is any bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscles while Exercise is planned, structured and repetitive bodily movement done to improve and or maintain endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

This survey has been approved by the University of South Australia Human Research Ethics Committee (ID: 204071)

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* 2. Gender

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* 3. Occupation

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* 4. Years working in PD

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* 5. Number of patients in your PD program

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* 6. Who advises patients on exercise/physical activity? Please check all that apply.

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* 7. Is an exercise professional (physiotherapist, physical therapist, kinesiologist, exercise physiologist) involved in the care of the PD patients in your primary program?

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* 8. In your program do you provide recommendations for:

  Yes No  Don't Know Not Applicable
8.1 Lifting
8.2 Swimming or Water Sports
8.3 Activity following catheter insertion
8.4 Falls prevention

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* 9. Please respond to how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements

  Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Applicable
9.1 It is important for PD patients to be physically active
9.2 I promote participation in exercise or physical activity to PD patients
9.3 I am confident in prescribing exercise for my PD patients
9.4 PD patients can benefit from a structured exercise program
9.5 Abdominal strengthening exercises can be safely performed by PD patients
9.6 The majority of PD patients in my clinic are physically active
9.7 The majority of PD patients in my clinic could perform more exercise
9.8 The majority of patients in my clinic would benefit from an exercise professional in my PD program

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* 10. What are the most important aspects you would like to see incorporated in an exercise program for PD patients?

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* 11. If you wish to make any comments related to exercise and physical activity in PD please comment below

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* 12. Please insert your email if you wish to receive de-identified survey results

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