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Rush Dyskinesia Rating Scale (RDRS)


Rush Dyskinesia Rating Scale (RDRS)

Acronym: RDRS

Authors: Christopher G. Goetz, Glenn T. Stebbins, Anthony E. Lang, Doris A. Chernik, Teresa A. Chmura, Eric Ahlskog, Ernest Dorflinger.

The Rush Dyskinesia Rating Scale (RDRS), developed by the Movement Disorder Society (MDS), was created to objectively assess severity of overall dyskinesia based on interference in activities of daily living, to distinguish between chorea, dystonia, and other types of dyskinesia observed and to identify the most disabling form of dyskinesia.

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Year Published: 1994

Last Updated: Unchanged since publication

Assessment Type: ClinRO

Estimated Time to Complete: 5 minutes

Available Translations: None

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Additional Scale Publications:

Colosimo C, Martinez-Martin P, Fabbrini G, Hauser RA, Merello M, Miyasaki J, Poewe W, Sampaio C, Rascol O, Stebbins GT, Schrag A, Goetz CG. Task force report on scales to assess dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease: Critique and recommendations. Movement Disorders, 2010 July; 25(9):1131-1142

Goetz CG, Stebbins GT, Chung KA, Hauser RA, Miyasaki JM, Nicholas AP, Poewe W, Seppi K, Rascol O, Stacy MA, Nutt JG, Tanner CM, Urkowitz A, Jaglin JA, Ge S. Which dyskinesia scale best detects treatment response? Movement Disorders. 2013 Mar; 28(3): 341-346.

Peterson DA, Berque P, Jabusch HC, Altenmüller E, Frucht SJ. Rating scales for musician's dystonia: the state of the art. Neurology. 2013 Aug 6;81(6):589-98.



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