Common Scale of Motor Symptom Severity May Have Flaws: Study

Common Scale of Motor Symptom Severity May Have Flaws: Study

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Common Scale of Motor Symptom Severity May Have Flaws: Study

A commonly used measure of how motor symptoms are affecting daily life could also — for people in early stages of Parkinson’s disease — be taking into account the contribution of their non-motor symptoms, a study suggests. This is a likely reason for the discrepancies seen in evaluations made by patients and those done by clinicians using this scale, called the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale or MDS-UPDRS, its researchers noted. The multi-part scale…

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