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Risk Factor Questionnaire (RFQ) - Epidemiology of Dystonia
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Supplemental for Huntington's Disease (HD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The Risk Factor Questionnaire was developed by the PD-RFQ Epidemiology Working Group of the Collaborative Centers for Parkinson’s Disease Environmental Research. This validated questionnaire was developed to provide a standard assessment tool for general use in epidemiologic studies of Parkinson’s disease. It has been validated for self-report and interview. It is available in 13 languages. A universal database has been developed in the free software, Epi-Info, available from the CDC website.
The PD-RFQ assesses exposures in the following domains: caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, physical activity, head injury, residential and occupational histories, NSAID and hormonal medications, body habitus and pesticide exposure.
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