Modified Bradykinesia Rating Scale (MBRS)

The Modified Bradykinesia Rating Scale (MBRS) assesses speed, amplitude and rhythm of movements.

Last reviewed
  • Service improvement
  • Symptoms
  • Treatments and medication
Resource type
  • Tools
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Doctor (Neurologist)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Complex
  • Diagnosis
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

This tool can be used in diagnosis of Parkinson's and in assessing any impact that treatment may have had.

The MBRS has been found to be as reliable as the MDS-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. (Kishore et al 2007)

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) owned scales

The MDS requires a ratings scales permissions request form to be completed and submitted, with fees where applicable, before working with these tools.

You can download the scale on the MDS webpage linked below.