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Modified Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale (MRVS-R)

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Modified Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale (MRVS-R)

Acronym: MRVS-R

Authors: Rica Riechmann, Ewgeni Jakubovski PhD, Jana Essing, Martina Haas MA, Christopher G. Goetz MD, Glenn T. Stebbins PhD, Kirsten R. Müller-Vahl MD 

The Modified Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale–Revised is a revision of the modified Rush Video-based tic rating scale published in 1999. The new version has a more detailed standardization of the recording and rating process, a reduction of the recording time from 10 min to 5 min, and an adaptation of the items. The items are rated in a scoring system from 0 - 5 and are adapted to the wording of the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale. Furthermore, the item tic frequency is now based on empirical data. In summary, the patient is filmed for 5 minutes in full body frontal view. A defined one-minute sequence is analyzed using four items to assess vocal and motor tic severity. Finally, a global score is calculated.

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Year Published: 2023

Scale Last Updated: No updates since publication

Assessment Type: PRO

Estimated Time to Administer the Scale: 5 minutes for video filming (feasible by an assistant), 15 minutes for the rating, 20 minutes total

Available Translations: None

Additional Scale Publications:

Goetz CG, Tanner CM, Wilson RS, Shannon KM. A rating scale for Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome: description, reliability, and validity data. Neurology 1987;37:1542-1544.

Goetz CG, Pappert EJ, Louis ED, Raman R, Leurgans S. Advantages of a modified scoring method for the Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale. Mov Disord. 1999 May;14(3):502-6. doi: 10.1002/1531-8257(199905)14:3<502::aid-mds1020>;2-g. PMID: 10348478.

McGuire J, Piacentini J, Storch E et al. . A multicenter examination and strategic revisions of the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale. Neurology 2018;90:e1711-e1719
Leckman JF, Riddle MA, Hardin MT, Ort SI, Swartz KL, Stevenson J, Cohen DJ. The Yale Global Tic Severity Scale: initial testing of a clinician-rated scale of tic severity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1989;28:566-573.

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