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Have you been diagnosed with 22q11 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge syndrome)? (UK only)

Study title

A study of movement disorders in adults with 22q11 deletion syndrome.


Sheffield University, UK

About this study

There is a single research paper suggesting that adults with 22q11 deletion syndrome may have an increased chance of movement disorders. For example, tremor or Parkinson’s disease.  

The current study aims to investigate if the association with movement disorders is true or not.

When will this study be recruiting?


What will participants be asked to do?

You will be asked to:

  • Have a medical and neurological history taken
  • Take a simple test of smell
  • Complete questionnaires about memory, neurological and sleep symptoms
  • Have a brief neurological examination (testing muscle strength in your arms and legs)

Who can take part?

You can take part if you:

  • Are over 18 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with 22q11 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge syndrome)
  • Live in the UK

Who is conducting the research?

Dr Alisdair McNeill, Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant, University of Sheffield

Who has reviewed this study?

Bristol Research Ethics Committee


Please contact Dr Alisdair McNeill
Email: a.mcneill@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel:  0114 222 2230

Email Dr Alisdair McNeill

Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 - 13:49

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