Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Clinical Deficits Scale (PSP-CDS)

MDS Rating Scales

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Clinical Deficits Scale (PSP-CDS)

Acronym: PSP-CDS

Authors: Günter U. Höglinger, Ines Piot, Kerstin Schweyer, Gesine Respondek, Maria Stamelou, Philipp Sckopke, Thomas Schenk, Christopher G. Goetz, and Glenn T. Stebbins

The PSP-CDS was developed to assess clinical deficits in patients with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). The scale measures severity of deficits in seven patient-relevant clinical domains: Akinesia-rigidity, Bradyphrenia, Communication, Dysphagia, Eye movements, Finger dexterity, and Gait & balance; each scored from 0 to 3.

With good sensitivity to change and well-defined clinical domains, the PSP-CDS is a valid and reliable scale that can be easily applied to a broad spectrum of PSP phenotypes equally.

This scale is expected to be useful for clinical care and research involving PSP, including observational and therapeutic trials relating to hallmark and variant PSP phenotypes.

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Year Published: 2020

Assessment Type: ClinRO

Estimated Time to Complete: 4 minutes

Available Translations: None


Piot I, Schweyer K, Respondek G, Stamelou M, Sckopke P, Schenk T, Goetz CG, Stebbins GT. Höglinger GU, and members of the DescribePSP study group, ProPSP study group, and MDS-endorsed PSP study group. The Progressive Supranuclear Paksy Clinical Deficits Scale. Movement Disorders. 2020 Jan;
(Original Scale Publication)

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