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CME/CE Test

New Action Steps to Address Health Disparities in Parkinson's Disease

To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

  1. You are a member of the healthcare team advising a public health department about Parkinson's disease (PD) management. On the basis of the World Health Organization consultation workshop by Schiess and colleagues, which one of the following statements about 3 action steps regarding PD disease burden, advocacy and awareness, and prevention and risk reduction is correct?
    PD burden is increasing solely because most populations are aging
    Advocacy and awareness interventions should be limited to publicizing known risk factors and protective factors
    Data on disease burden are lacking in low- to middle-income countries and certain world regions and are inconsistent regarding racial/ethnic disparities, mandating further research
    PD risk from exposure to pesticides or other toxins is limited to those with occupational exposure
  2. According to the World Health Organization consultation workshop by Schiess and colleagues, which one of the following statements about 3 additional action steps regarding PD diagnosis, treatment, and care; caregiver support; and research is correct?
    PD diagnosis, treatment, and care are hindered in low-resource settings and low- to middle-income countries, where specialists and even basic medications are often unavailable
    Interventions to reduce caregiver burden are limited to financial support
    PD research has decreased during the past 2 decades because of funding issues
    The only effective measure to improve diagnosis and sustainability of care is to increase the neurological workforce