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Task Force for Developing the MDS-UPDRS

Dr. Christopher Goetz, Task Force Chair, discusses the MDS-UPDRS.


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Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this program:

Boehringer-Ingelheim
Boehringer-Ingelheim France
GlaxoSmithKline AG
J. P. Nippon
Lundbeck Austria GmbH
Lundbeck Deutschland
Neureca Foundation
UCB GmbH (Germany)
UCB Pharma, S.A. (Spain)

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MDS Staff Liaison: Jen Wolf

Task Force Purpose

The purpose of this task force is to create a new version of the UPDRS, termed MDS-UPDRS, founded on the critique that was formulated by the Task Force on Rating Scales in Parkinson’s Disease. Upon completion of the new rating scale, the task force took on the role of developing an online training and certificate program for the MDS-UPDRS and monitors this process in an ongoing manner.

It continues on today to review and make recommendations for all inquiries regarding the scale, the online training and certificate program. It also develops and tests non-English translations of the MDS-UPDRS and encourages other clinical and statistical projects related to the MDS-UPDRS.

Steering Committee

Stanley Fahn
Pablo Martinez-Martin
Werner Poewe
Cristina Sampaio
Glenn Stebbins
Matthew B. Stern
Barbara C. Tilley

Committee Members
Richard Dodel
Bruno Dubois
Robert Holloway
Joseph Jankovic
Jaime Kulisevsky
Anthony E. Lang
Andrew Lees
Sue Leurgans
Peter A. LeWitt
David Nyenhuis
C. Warren Olanow
Olivier Rascol
Anette Schrag
Stephanie R. Shaftman
Jeanne A. Teresi
Jacobus J. van Hilten

Consultants

Nancy LaPelle
Stephanie R. Shaftman


Publications

Movement Disorder Society-sponsored revision of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS): Process, format, and clinimetric testing plan
Christopher G. Goetz, Stanley Fahn, Pablo Martinez-Martin, Werner Poewe, Cristina Sampaio, Glenn T. Stebbins, Matthew B. Stern, Barbara C. Tilley, Richard Dodel, Bruno Dubois, Robert Holloway, Joseph Jankovic, Jaime Kulisevsky, Anthony E. Lang, Andrew Lees, Sue Leurgans, Peter A. LeWitt, David Nyenhuis, C. Warren Olanow, Olivier Rascol, Anette Schrag, Jeanne A. Teresi, Jacobus J. Van Hilten, Nancy LaPelle.
Movement Disorders 2007; 22(1):41-47.

Movement Disorder Society-sponsored revision of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS): Scale Presentation and Clinimetric Testing Results
Christopher G. Goetz, Barbara C. Tilley, Stephanie R. Shaftman, Glenn T. Stebbins, Stanley Fahn, Pablo Martinez-Martin, Werner Poewe, Cristina Sampaio, Matthew B. Stern, Richard Dodel, Bruno Dubois, Robert Holloway, Joseph Jankovic, Jaime Kulisevsky, Anthony E. Lang, Andrew Lees, Sue Leurgans, Peter A. LeWitt, David Nyenhuis, C. Warren Olanow, Olivier Rascol, Anette Schrag, Jeanne A. Teresi, Jacobus J. van Hilten, Nancy LaPelle
Movement Disorders 2008; (23(15): 2129 - 2170

 

UPDRS Revision Task Force

Committee Members
UPDRS Part I
Chair - Werner Poewe
Subcommittee Members - Bruno Dubois, Anette Schrag

UPDRS Part II
Chair - Matthew B. Stern
Subcommittee Members - Anthony E. Lang, Peter LeWitt

UPDRS Part III
Chair - Stanley Fahn
Subcommittee Members - Joseph Jankovic, C. Warren Olanow

UPDRS Part IV
Chair - Pablo Martinez-Martin
Subcommittee Members - Andrew J. Lees, Olivier Rascol, Bob Van Hilten

Scale Development Standards
Chair - Glenn Stebbins
Subcommittee Members - Robert Holloway, David Nyenhuis

Appendices
Chair - Cristina Sampaio
Subcommittee Members - Richard Dodel, Jaime Kulisevsky

Statistical Testing
Chair - Barbara C. Tilley
Subcommittee Members - Sue Leurgans, Jean Teresi

See also: Committee on Rating Scales Development