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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 151872, 6 pages
Quality of Life in Parkinson's Disease Caregivers: The Contribution of Personality Traits
Parkinson's Disease Research Clinic, Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
Received 10 April 2013; Accepted 19 July 2013
Academic Editor: Alfredo Conti
Copyright © 2013 Eloise H. Tew et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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