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Parkinson's Disease

This guide provides resources related to Parkinson's Disease and was created by a student as part of a project for the Honor's Program at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Instruments and Questionnaires

This section includes instruments and questionnaires for Parkinson's Disease.



Measurement instruments to assess posture, gait, and balance in Parkinson's disease: Critique and recommendations
  • MDS-commissioned task force assessed clinimetric properties of existing rating scales, questionnaires, and timed tests that assess these features in Parkinson's Disease.
Assessment of Fear of Falling in Older Adults: The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I)
  • The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a short, easy to administer tool that measures the level of concern about falling during 16 social and physical activities inside and outside the home whether or not the person actually does the activity.
Falls Self-Efficacy Scale
  • Supplementary data and Translators'/Interviewers' notes for FES-I
Falls and Fear of Falling among Persons Who Receive Housing Adaptations
  • This study aimed to investigate the effects of applying a standardized research-based strategy to housing adaptation as compared to ordinary practice with respect to falls and fear of falling.
Tinetti Balance Scale
  • The Tinetti Assessment Tool is a simple, easily administered test that measures a resident’s gait and balance. The test is scored on the resident’s ability to perform specific tasks.
Rating Scale for Gait Evaluation
  • A Rating Scale for Gait Evaluation inCognitive Deterioration (RSGE-CD)
Parkinson’s Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS)
  • Developed in 2001 to quantify the various aspects of nocturnal sleep problems in Parkinson's disease. Originally termed the King's Max-Planck (KMP) Scale, the PDSS was later extended to a frequency measure scale: the PDSS-2.
Parkinson’s Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS-2)
  • Developed in 2010, the PDSS-2 is a revised version of the Parkinson’s Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS).
Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire - 39
  • A 39-item self-report questionnaire, which assesses how often patients experience difficulties across the 8 quality of life dimensions.
Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire - 8
  • A short-form version, derived from the Parkinson Disease Questionnaire-39.
Health-Related Quality-of-Life Scales inParkinson’s Disease: Critique and Recommendations
  • A review of generic and specific health-related quality of life scales applied in studies on Parkinson’s disease.
Modified Parkinson Activity Scale
  • Designed for functional assessment of Parkinson's Disease.
Parkinson Fatigue Scale
  • A patient rated scale that reflects the physical aspects of fatigue in patients with Parkinson's Disease and measures both the presence of fatigue and its impact on daily function.
Self-Assessment Parkinson’s Disease Disability Scale
  • An instrument for the measurement of disabilities in Parkinson's Disease.
The Hoehn and Yahr scale
    Published in 1967, the Hoehn and Yahr scale was the first rating scale to describe the progression of Parkinson's Disease.
Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale
    One of the most commonly used rating scale to assess the state of Parkinson's Disease in an individual.
The Parkinson Anxiety Scale (PAS): Development and validation of a new anxiety scale
    This study was undertaken to develop and validate a new anxiety rating scale, the Parkinson Anxiety Scale (PAS), that would overcome the limitations of existing scales.
Depression Rating Scales in Parkinson’s Disease: Critique and Recommendations
    Depression can be difficult to assess in patients with PD due to overlapping symptoms and difficulties in the assessment of depression in cognitively impaired patients. As several rating scales have been used to assess depression in PD (dPD), the Movement Disorder Society commissioned a task force to assess their clinimetric properties and make clinical recommendations regarding their use.


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