Global Dystonia Severity Rating Scale (GDS)

Global Dystonia Severity Rating Scale (GDS)


Acronym: GDS

Authors: Cynthia L. Comella, Sue Leurgans, Joanne Wuu, Glenn T. Stebbins, Teresa Chmura and Members of The Dystonia Study Group

The Global Dystonia Severity Rating Scale (GDS) serves as an instrument to assess dystonia severity.

Original PublicationView the Scale (PDF)

Year Published: 2003

Scale Last Updated: December 7, 2018

Assessment Type: ClinRO

Estimated Time to Administer the Scale: 15-20 minutes

Available Translations: None

Additional Scale Publications:
Albanese A, Sorbo FD, Comella C, Jinnah HA, Mink JW, Post B, Vidailhet M, Volkmann J, Warner TT, Leentjens AF, Martinez‐Martin P, Stebbins GT Goetz CG and Schrag A. Dystonia rating scales: Critique and recommendations. Movement Disorders. 2013 July; 28 (7) 874-883.

 

 

 

 

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