Rating Scales in Parkinson's Disease: Clinical Practice and Research

Rating Scales in Parkinson's Disease: Clinical Practice and Research

by Cristina Sampaio, Christopher G. Goetz, Anette Schrag
     
 

For many years, the need to develop valid tools to evaluate signs and symptoms of Parkinson Disease (PD) has been present. However the understanding of all intricacies of rating scales development was not widely available and the first attempts were relatively crude. In 2002, the Movement Disorders Society created a task force to systemize the measurement of

Overview

For many years, the need to develop valid tools to evaluate signs and symptoms of Parkinson Disease (PD) has been present. However the understanding of all intricacies of rating scales development was not widely available and the first attempts were relatively crude. In 2002, the Movement Disorders Society created a task force to systemize the measurement of Parkinson's Disease. Since then, the Task Force has produced and published several critiques to the available rating scales addressing both motor and non-motor domains of Parkinson Disease. Additionally the task force initiated a project to develop a new version of the UPDRS, the MDS-UPDRS. But none of this was made available in one convenient source. Until now.

Rating Scales in Parkinson's Disease: Clinical Practice and Research is written for researchers from the medical and social sciences, and for health professionals wishing to evaluate the progress of their patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. The book is both exhaustive in the description of the scales and informative on the advantages and limitations of each scale. As such, the text clearly guides readers on how to choose and use the instruments available. Extensive cross-referenced tables and charts closely integrate the parts of the book to facilitate readers in moving from one symptom domain to another.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This book is designed to serve as a repository of all validated Parkinson's disease rating scales. Because there have been many ratings scales employed in the management of Parkinson's disease, this book helps to present the best evidence to support the role of these instruments.
Purpose: It aims to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based review of the various rating instruments used in the organization and understanding of Parkinson's disease care. These objectives are important and worth pursuing and, even more important, they are achieved by the authors and editors.
Audience: The book provides "an informative manual that directs investigators and clinicians on how to select the right tool from the different rating scales available to measure the multiple domains pertinent to PD." As such, it is intended for all healthcare professionals who are either learning about Parkinson's disease or are involved in the care of a patient with the condition.
Features: The first of the book's three major sections covers interpretation and validation data. The second is geared toward specific impairments and disabilities and the third section covers nonmotor aspects of Parkinson's. The book is comprehensive and authoritative, and uses a writing style that is easy to digest and understand.
Assessment: This excellent book summarizes the state of the art of Parkinson's disease ratings scale. It should be in every medical and hospital library where Parkinson's disease patients are managed.
From the Publisher
"This excellent book summarizes the state of the art of Parkinson's disease ratings scale. It should be in every medical and hospital library where Parkinson's disease patients are managed." — Doody's, Joseph I Sirven, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199783106
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2012
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Cristina Sampaio, MD, PhD
Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa
Laboratório de Farmacologia Clínica e Terapêutica,
Lisboa, Portugal

Christopher G. Goetz, MD
Department of Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Anette Schrag, PhD, FRCP
University Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Institute of Neurology
University College London
London, UK

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