Unified Dystonia Rating Scale (UDRS)

The scale allows clinicians to evaluate the level of dystonia experienced by people affected by Parkinson's.

Last reviewed
Resource type
  • Tools
Profession
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Doctor (Neurologist)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
Stage
  • Complex
  • Diagnosis
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

The Unified Dystonia Rating Scale (UDRS) allows clinicians to evaluate the level of dystonia experienced by people affected by Parkinson's.

It includes ratings for separate body areas and also a patient-reported rating for swallowing and speech. (Comella et al 2003)

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.