Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)

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.

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

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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