Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale
Acronym: RVT, RVBTRS
Authors: Christopher G. Goetz, Eric J. Pappert, Elan D. Louis, Rema Raman, and Sue Leurgans
The Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale is a modified version of the original rating scale of the same name developed in 1987 addressing limitations of the original. The new Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale maintains the video data gathering protocol and the five domains of tic disability of the original, but offers a restructured scoring methodology. Each of the five domains is rated in severity from on a standardized scale of 0-4. This allows for internal comparison across domains and the calculation of a global tic score. Two body views of the patient are recorded: full frontal view, and head and shoulders only. Each view should be recorded once with the patient and examiner in the room, and once with the patient alone in the room. Only recordings with no examiner present are scored.
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Year Published: 1999
Scale Last Updated: Unchanged since publication
Assessment Type: ClinRO
Estimated Time to Administer the Scale: Four segments of video 2 minutes, 30 seconds in length each are captured, for a total of 10 minutes
Available Translations: None
Additional Scale Publications:
Goetz CG, Leurgans S, Chmura TA. Home alone: methods to maximize tic expression for objective videotape assessments in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Movement Disorders. 2001 Jul;16(4):693-7.
Martino D, Pringsheim TM, Cavanna AE, Colosimo C, Hartmann A, Leckman JF, Luo S, Munchau A, Goetz CG, Stebbins GT, Martinez‐Martin P. Systematic review of severity scales and screening instruments for tics: critique and recommendations. Movement Disorders. 2017 Mar;32(3):467-73.