Non-motor symptoms questionnaire

The non-motor symptoms (NMS) questionnaire can be given to people affected by Parkinson's in order to aid health and social care professionals to assess their non-motor symptoms.

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Service improvement
Symptoms
Treatments and medication
Stage
Complex
End of life
Maintenance
Resource type
Tools
Profession
Doctor (Geriatrician)
Doctor (GP)
Doctor (Neurologist)
Nurse (other)
Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
Social care assessor
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There are over 30 non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's including depression, pain and genitourinary problems, some of which may even be present before Parkinson's is diagnosed.

The NMS questionnaire can highlight non-motor issues that may not be obviously linked to Parkinson's by the person experiencing them, and help open up communication between clinician and patient in order to consider appropriate treatment (Chaudhuri K R et al, 2006).

You can download the questionnaire and guidelines on using it below.

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Download questionnaire (PDF, 78KB)
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Questionnaire guidelines (PDF, 52KB)
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