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Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale

The Movement Disorder Society-Sponsored Revision of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) is a comprehensive 50 question assessment of both motor and non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's.

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

The MDS-UPDRS features sections that require independent completion by people affected by Parkinson's and their carers, and sections to be completed by the clinician.

  • Part 1: non-motor experiences of daily living
  • Part 2: motor experiences of daily living
  • Part 3: motor examination
  • Part 4: motor complications

(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.

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Media name
Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (PDF, 1.3MB)
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