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Modified Bradykinesia Rating Scale (MBRS)


Modified Bradykinesia Rating Scale (MBRS)


Acronym: MBRS

Authors: Asha Kishore, Alberto J. Espay, Connie Marras, Thamer Al-Khairalla, Tamara Arenovich, Abena Asante, Janis Miyasaki, and Anthony E. Lang

The Modified Bradykinesia Rating Scale (MBRS) assesses speed, amplitude and rhythm components of bradykinesia.

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Year Published: 2007

Last Updated: Unchanged since publication

Assessment Type: ClinRO

Estimated Time to Complete: 5-10 minutes

Available Translations: None

Additional Scale Publications:

Heldman DA, Giuffrida JP, Chen R, Payne M, Mazzella F, Duker AP, Sahay A, Kim SJ, Revilla FJ, Espay AJ. The Modified Bradykinesia Rating Scale for Parkinson’s disease: Reliability and comparison with kinematic measures. Movement Disorders. 2011 August; 26 (10) 1859-1863.

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