Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS)

This scale evaluates the involuntary movements that can be associated with long term treatment with dopaminergic medication.

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The Unified Dyskinesia Ratings Scale (UDysRS) evaluates the involuntary movements that can be associated with long term treatment with dopaminergic medication.

The scale provides measurements for 'on-dyskinsesias' and 'off-dyskinesias' and contains recommendations for descriptions of each type of involuntary movement that can be used when talking with people affected by Parkinson's. (Goetz et al 2008)

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 below.

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Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (PDF, 242KB)
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