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Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Scale for Parkinson’s Disease (GIDS-PD)


Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Scale for Parkinson’s Disease (GIDS-PD)

Acronym: GIDS-PD

Authors: Marta Camacho, MS, Julia C. Greenland, MRes MRCP, Caroline H. Williams-Gray, MRCP PhD

The GIDS-PD is a novel, disease-specific self-report questionnaire to quantitatively assess features of gastrointestinal dysfunction (GID) symptoms in patients with PD.  GID is an important non-motor feature of PD and there is increasing evidence that it may play a key role in the disease process. This Likert self-report scale consists of 12 items across 3 domains: Constipation, Bowel irritability, and Upper GI symptoms. The GIDS-PD is not a diagnostic tool, but rather a psychometric tool to assess GID severity over the past 6 months as a Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) measure. 

Original PublicationView the Scale (PDF)

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Year Published: 2021

Scale Last Updated: 

Assessment Type: Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO)

Estimated Time to Complete: 10 minutes

Available Translations: Japanese

This translation was independently conducted and has not yet been validated. MDS is not responsible for the accuracy or validity of this translation.

Additional Scale Publications: None




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